Federal Government Opens Club for Soldiers

 

Alt: = "Club house for Soldiers in Ekehuan Baracks Edo state"

Federal government has opened a club house for men and officers of the Nigerian Army to relax and have fun.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Wednesday  inaugurated remodelled soldier’s club, as well as five blocks of seven flats for officers and soldiers at Ekehuan Baracks. 

He promised that such facility will be established in other army barracks and cantonments. He however harped on maintenance of the facility in army barracks and cantonments to encourage provision of more facilities, stressing that maintenance is key to what is put there.

He noted that the leadership of  the Nigerian Army under his watch is committed to improving the welfare and personal wellbeing of the personnel.

“Administration is one of the key pillars of my command’s philosophy, and now it includes good accomodation and living quarters for the personnel,” explained Mr Yahaya. “That is what you have seen us do. All of us in the army are taking the drive everywhere to improve on the wellbeing of the personnel."

“At intervals, the command should have a system of checking the condition of the facilities inaugurated today,” he told the soldiers.

Yahaya added that the efforts  included the research and development training seminar which commenced in the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME), Auchi on Tuesday.

The army chief maintained  that the overall operational effectiveness of the troops encompasses all the army’s efforts, including terms of operations, training and welfare.

“In all I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for all his support to the army and also providing the resources and wherewithal for us to do this,” stated Mr Yahaya. “We also appeal to the troops to reciprocate this in their conduct, discipline, and operational effectiveness. We are seeing the results already. We appreciate and commend them, while we continue to provide even more.”

Maj.-Gen. Gold Chibuisi, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, said the troops of the 4 Brigade had continued to sustain peace in Edo.

Mr Chibuisi also mentioned that they were mainly quartered at the Ekehuan Barracks and using the newly inaugurated facilities for accomodation and recreation would serve as a morale booster.

He commended the brigade commander, Brig.-Gen. Sani Abdullahi and his team, for the projects and the army chief for his intervention in prioritising the welfare of personnel. Mr Chibuisi pledged that the facilities would be properly used.

(NAN)

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