Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQ Gar) on Friday treated the soldiers in the rank of Army Warrant Officers and below, who served within its area of responsibility and disengaged from service in 2021, to a send-off dinner.
The Commander, AHQ Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Jefferson Feboke, said the dinner was organised to honour the disengaging soldiers who had served the army meritoriously.
Garba said the event was in keeping with the Chief of Army Staff’s effort to uphold regimentation in the Nigerian army in line with his command philosophy anchored on professionalism, readiness, administration and cooperation.
He recalled that Army Headquarters had in December 2021, held send-off and regimental dinner in honour of retiring Major-Generals and Brigadier Generals while that for the Colonels and below was held on Sept. 23. “Today’s event is significant in the sense that the valedictory dinner is being organised in honour of the disengaging army warrant officers and below.
“This is indeed another landmark achievement by the Chief of Army Staff in his effort to uphold regimentation in the Nigerian army which is in line with his command philosophy,” he said.
The Deputy Director, Manpower Planning, Army Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. Akinniyi Oyelade, congratulated the disengaging personnel for their sacrifices to the Nigerian army and nation at large.
Oyelade said that disengagement or retirement was a phase of life which most of service personnel prayed for, to enjoy in gratifying and peaceful manner after giving their best to the system.
According to him, it is therefore a milestone which is worth celebrating and “I am certain that transition from active military service to retirement is not without its peculiar challenges”.
He said there was also much to enjoy in retirements, especially if the retiring personnel had prepared well for it.
Oyelade said that all efforts were being made to ensure that entitlements for all retired personnel were paid on time.
“It may not be in my place to do this but I will still go ahead.
“I am cautioning you to please make maximum use of your entitlements and stay guarded against some antics.
“At this juncture, I especially want to turn to the commander and commend the army, Commander Headquarters Garrison of Sansa men, for their untiring efforts in organizing this auspicious events for you, your families and friends.
“In the same vein, I want to appreciate and congratulate your families, especially your spouses who stood by you or the moral support needed to go through your years of service up to your retirement.
“I will end this remark by imploring all the celebrants to devote themselves to the service of the nation.
” Responding on behalf of the retired personnel, Grace Pathon, a retired Army Warrant Officer, thanked the commander and the COAS for the honour.
Pathon said the retired personnel would remain ready to offer their services to the nation at all times and when called upon.
The Nigerian Army on Friday, inaugurated solar powered industrial borehole equipped with 20KVA Generator for Rinze Community in Akwanga West Development Area, Nasarawa State to address perennial water problem in the community.
The project was executed by the Department of Civil Military Affairs as part of the Chief of Army Staff’s civil-military cooperation intervention project.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, represented by the Chief of Administration (Army), Maj.-Gen. Ogbe Ali, said the project was in line with his command philosophy of cooperation.
Yahaya said the army had over the years taken deliberate steps towards ensuring that it gave back to society for the corporation it enjoyed from them.
He said the projects was as part of army’s corporate Social responsibility in communities where it conduct internal security operations.
According to him, the project is an immediate response to the request by the community to realise the dreams of the conception and completion of the water projects being commissioned today.
“This enforces the civil military cooperation drive of the Nigerian army, geared towards bridging the communication gap between the citizens and the Nigerian army.
“It is our desire to ensure that we are connected to various communities where they conduct internal security operations in order to enhance civil military cooperation, as well as winning the hearts and minds of our operations.
“The project being commissioned today is one of the several civil military cooperation related activities and quick impact projects executed in various parts of the country towards contributing to national development.
“Thus, I believe this project will assist you to eliminate the dearth of portable drinking water facing this community and its immediate environs.
“Therefore, I want to appeal to you to see this project as a symbol of friendship between the Nigerian army and your community.
“Let it foster the desired peace, progress and indeed bring prosperity to the community as well,” he said.
The COAS commended the people for the cooperation and support they had given to the Command Science Technical Secondary School located in the community over the years.
He urged them to take advantage of the school to encourage their children to go to school, adding that illiteracy was part of the reasons for the insecurity in the country.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, represented by the Commissioner for Water Resources, Nuhu Ochafu, thanked the Nigerian army for bringing succor to the community.
Sule said the projects was aimed at increasing access to safe drinking water and promote sanitation and hygiene in the rural communities.
He said the intervention by the Nigerian army was timely in view of the commitment of his administration to provide potable water and promote sanitation and hygiene across the states.
This, according to him, is a demonstration of the commitment of the government to key into various programmes by the Federal Government and donor agencies as part of efforts to meet global standards has increased, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goal. “To address the challenges of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene in the states, the provision of access and safe water supplies is essential for hygiene and health, productivity and livelihoods, especially for our women and young girls.
“Access to water supply is at 65 per cent in Nasarawa State and it is our desire to improve the access level and make basic water supply accessible to all residents of the state by 2030. “In line with the national aspiration, as outlined in the National Action Plan for the revitalization of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, I am happy to say that progress has been made in improving portable water supply in Nasarawa State with the provision of water facilities advisory committee.
“It is our hope that this laudable program will be extended to other communities in the state and our doors are open for more support if the need arise,” he said.
The governor urged the community to give the necessary support and desired attention to the maintenance of the project, adding that he expected good reports on the management and maintenance of the facilities for the benefit of the people.
The Chief of Civil Military Affairs (Army), Maj.-Gen. Markus Kangye, said the community had about three months ago requested for assistance from the Nigerian army for the provisions of potable water.
Kangye said the request was necessitated by the acute shortage of drinking water in the community, adding that the community was highly susceptible to different kinds of waterborne diseases such as cholera.
He said the COAS directed the immediate interrogation of the request towards addressing the challenge of acute shortage of portable drinking water in the community.
According to him, the dreams and aspirations of this historic community for a source of portable drinking water have come to fruition with the completion and hand over of brand new solar powered borehole to the community.
The Chun Ngah II of Mada, Alhaji Yusuf Amwe, thanked the army for the provision of portable water and command secondary school to the community.
Amwe said the presence of the command secondary school in the community had boosted the security of the town and encouraged their children to go to school.
He added that lack of portable water had been a major challenge to the farming community until the intervention of the army.
The traditional ruler used the occasion to present artifact as a gift to the CAOS as a symbol of honour and acceptance.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the Nigerian army is ever ready to stand in harm’s way to accord Nigerians the safety, security and comfort that they deserve.
Yahaya said this at the maiden Annual Command Guest House Stakeholders Conference 2022, organised by the Department of Special Services and Programmes on Thursday in Abuja.
Represented by the Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Maj.-Gen. Adekola Bakare, said that army would leave no stone unturned in building all its components of fighting power including welfare and administration of personnel.
Yahaya pledged to continue to provide leadership and guidance for the troops in the fight against perpetrators of insecurity in the country.
According to him, they are confident that with the acquisition of more equipment and platforms, army is well positioned to win the war against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes in the country.
He said the theme of the conference, “Repositioning the Nigerian Army Hospitality Endeavours for Enhanced Service Delivery,” was apt and within the set objectives of the establishment of Command Guest Houses.
The COAS said the desire to establish the guest houses was borne out of the need to provide secured, affordable and reliable accommodation as part of efforts to cater for the welfare needs of army personnel, members of the armed forces and the general public across Nigeria.
He said the facilities had in no small measure continued to offer subsidised guest accommodation, recreation and entertainment support to users and had undoubtedly achieved their set goals and objectives.
“Presently, command guest houses are located in Lagos, Abuja, Bauchi, Yola, Gusau, Maiduguri and Kaduna.
“Command Guest House Sokoto will soon come on board as work in the new facility is almost completed.
“Plans are also on to expand and establish Command Guest Houses in major cities and geopolitical zones across the country.
“Since my assumption of command, our efforts have been geared towards improving infrastructure and facilities in the various Command Guest Houses.
“For example, the renovation of Command Guest House Maiduguri was completed and handed over to operators in May 2022, while there are also plans to carry out phased renovation of Command Guest Houses in Apapa, Yola, Gusau and Kaduna.
“These gestures are aimed at improving and repositioning the service delivery requirement of these very important Nigerian army welfare facilities,” he said.
Yahaya said the need to properly coordinate and manage all army welfare investments was critical to their sustainability and maintenance.
He said the conference was convened to have an increased participation and more robust engagements with stakeholders of the guest houses.
The Chief of Special Services and Programmes, Maj.-Gen. Solomon Udounwa, said the Nigerian army had redoubled its efforts to enhance the well-being of its personnel and their families through welfare investments.
He said such investments included as the command guest houses and other ventures.
Udounwa said the department was established in January with the mandate to ensure the efficient management of the guest houses amongst other roles and responsibilities.
He said that Army Headquarters usually interacted with managements of command guest houses, though quarterly.
He said the meeting was where Stakeholders with managements, presented briefs in respect of their facilities, with a view to taking appropriate decisions to sustain their operations.
He said it had, however, been observed that the quarterly meeting did not provide a robust platform for interaction towards enhancing the performance of the guest houses due to several reasons, including limited number of participants.
“To address this gap, the department sought to increase the participation of stakeholders by proposing a more elaborate annual conference.
“It was envisaged that the conference would provide a more appropriate avenue for interaction among the managements of Command Guest Houses, stakeholders, operators and professionals in the hospitality business.
“We are excited to have representatives from all command guest houses as well as hospitality industry operators, regulators and professionals to interact and offer experience that would galvanise our zeal and interest.
He said the representatives would also provide viable options for effective and efficient service delivery to boost overall operations of the command guest houses.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has advised the retired and discharged officers of the Nigerian Army to make maximum use of their entitlements.
Yahaya gave the advice at the Regimental Dinner in Honour of Retired Officers of the Rank of Colonel and Below on Friday in Abuja.
Represented by Maj.-Gen. Gbemiga Adesina, Director, Personnel Services, Army Headquarters, the COAS advised them to stay guarded against the antics currently being used by fraudsters to target pensioners and retirees for monetary scams.
He urged them to be careful of falling victims of the fraudulent activities as many of their colleagues had fallen victims to their tricks.
Yahaya described the officers as fine crop of citizens who meritoriously served and contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian army and the country at large.
According to him, it is only befitting that this ceremony is arranged for all you gallant patriots, as a similar ceremony was held in this same venue.
He said that retirement was a phase of life, which most of the serving military personnel hopefully prayed to enjoy in a gratifying and peaceful manner after giving their best to the system.
“It is therefore, a milestone which is worth celebrating.
I am certain that the transition from active military service to retirement is not without its own peculiar challenges.
“But I believe there is also much to enjoy in retirement especially if you have prepared well for it.
“All efforts are being made to ensure that entitlements for retired and all discharged personnel are paid on time,” he said.
The army chief also commended the retired officers for their sacrifices to keep the nation peaceful and united, urging them to be ready to continue to contribute their quota even out of service.
“I will end this remarks by imploring all the celebrants to devote themselves to the service of the nation and to eschew any action that could jeopardise the dignity and integrity of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the nation at large.
“You still remain very important to the Nigerian army as your experience will continue to count and could be required at any time,” he said.
The Commander, AHQ Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, said that similar regimental dinner was held for officers in the rank of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals who retired in 2021. Garba said it was the first time that regimental dinner would be held for officers who retired with the rank of colonel and below in the Nigerian army.
This, according to him, is another landmark achievement by the COAS in his effort to entrench full regimentation in the army in line with his command philosophy anchored on professionalism, readiness, administration and cooperation,” he said.
The retired officers served in Army Headquarters Garrison and Army Headquarters Departments prior to their retirement in 2021. Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Col. IR.
Shuaibu, said he served in the army for 32 years and retired from the Corp of Supply and Transport.
Shuaibu said while retirement is good, it could never be better than when in service and appreciated God for granting them peaceful retirement.
He expressed gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff for counting them worthy for such honour as regimental dinner, saying the gesture had given them a sense of self worth.
He pledged that the retired personnel were ready and would make themselves available for service whenever called upon by the army.
Dennis Eleri, Coach of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has promised to retain their title in the female competition of the ongoing Nigeria Volleyball Premier League in Akure, Ondo State.
Eleri told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja that everything had been put in place for the team to defend their number one position in the league.
He said the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has given the team the necessary support to win the league for the third time.
“We have received everything to make the teams (male and female) comfortable to excel in the competition.
“We won the female competition back to back in the last two seasons of the league.
“We will continue to work hard in this competition to maintain our position,” he said.
NAN reports that NSCDC defeated Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-15) to record their third victory in the championship in Akure.
Eleri said the team had won all their games since the beginning of the competition due to the hard work of the players.
” We’ve played Kwara, COAS and NIS; we have defeated them and we have three more games to play against Kaduna, Benue and Customs.
“We will continue to work with the same momentum to win our remaining three games, so that we can lift the trophy again,” the coach said.
NAN reports that 11 teams are participating in the male while six teams are in the female competition.
The male teams are : Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) , Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Police Force, (NPF), Immigration Service (NIS).
Kano Pillars, Offa VC of Kwara, Nigeria Correctional Service, Nigeria Chiefs of Staffs (COAS) Spikers , Kwara United , Kada Kings and Sunshine Spikers.
The female teams include: NCS, NSCDC, NIS, COAS, Benue Queens, and Kada Emeralds.
The competition, which started on Sept. 16 at the Indoor sports hall of the Akure Township Stadium, is expected to end on Sept. 26. nannews
Retired Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the party to beat in the 2023 general election, as it has all its takes to win.
Buratai said this at the Progressives Young Leaders Summit of the APC in Abuja on Monday.
He advised Nigerian youths to mobilise the electorate to vote for candidates that will secure their future and ensure the country’s development in the election.
“You must mobilise the electorate to ensure that they come out en mass to vote for the right candidate and I believe you know who I am referring to.
“The APC with the good support of the youth is the party to beat,’’ he said.
Buratai also advised youths to be actively involved in the development process of the country.
He said that the desire of youths globally, was to see that their country progressed in all areas.
“Our great founding fathers of blessed memory, including Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo were in their primes as youths when they took the mantle of leadership of the country.
“The youths of today could do same if they are determined,” he said.
Also speaking, retired Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique, the former Chief of Air Staff, said youths cannot not afford to take the back seat in the 2023 general election.
Sadique commended the APC National Youth Leader, Mr Temidayo Abdullahi for organising the event.
“The benefits is beyond politics because it will help in drawing the attention of youths to the challenges of our time.
“It will also help in making them to realise that they have an important role to play in defining the character of our society today.
“Youths constitute about 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population and therefore they cannot sit behind and allow others to determine what is going to happen,” he said.
He added that the event would afford the participants the opportunity to understand the challenges that was facing the country and possibly proffer solutions at resolving them.
“I am very excited that APC as a party has taken this challenge of ensuring that youths are mobilised and given a very crucial role to play in ensuring that the nation move forward.
“I hope we will have similar summits so that we can mobilise the entire youths so that they can remain focused on what is required for the development of our great country,’’ he said.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has reassured that the state of security in the country will see more improvement in the coming days.
Yahaya said this at the closing of the 2022 Chief of Army Staff Third Quarter Conference, on Friday in Abuja.
He urged all commanders to ensure prompt implementation of the decisions and directives issued during the conference as they relate with their commands.
The COAS challenged them to decisively and quickly defeat the adversaries in all theatres of operations given the improved support in terms of logistics and other key combat enablers at their disposal.
“There is no doubt that with our efforts in collaboration with Sister Services and other security agencies, the state of security in the country will continue to improve in the days ahead.
“I therefore urge all commanders to remain committed, more so that the 2023 electioneering would soon commence.
“On behalf of the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, I wish to most respectfully reassure the people of our commitment to the defence of Nigeria.
“We also remain grateful to the Commander-in-Chief for his unflinching support to the Nigerian Army, which has contributed immensely to the huge successes recorded against the enemies of the country.
“I wish to inform the public that the Nigerian Army would continue to work closely with other security agencies to provide peaceful environment,’’ he said.
Yahaya warned those fueling crises in various parts of the country to desist from their unpatriotic acts and retrace their steps.
He said the Nigerian army, within the ambit of rule of law, would continue to ensure that all peace-loving citizens go about their legitimate businesses and live their lives without fear or intimidation.
The COAS said the conference was in line with his resolve to maintain constant interaction with commanders in the field to collectively appreciate their efforts in the ongoing operations across the country.
He added that it was an opportunity to appraise all army activities and restrategise towards achieving the goal of discharging their constitutional responsibilities.
According to him, the conference also examined issues affecting professional conduct of personnel.
“We equally reviewed training, operations and manpower matters as well as various projects embarked upon by the Nigerian army.
“Therefore, in the last quarter of the year, I implore you all to lay emphasis on activities that would enable the Nigerian army to consolidate on the gains so far achieved.
“I want to enjoin all formation and unit commanders on the need to be vigilant and aware of all situation through constant monitoring and ensuring proactive solution to situations.
“Commanders are equally reminded on the need to emplace stringent measures to maintain efficient security of arms and ammunition.
” The COAS emphasised that the army must remain apolitical and discharge its responsibilities within set standards throughout the electioneering period.
“Additionally, the directive on the reviewed Nigerian Army Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct for Operation Safe Conduct should be adhered to strictly by all during the electioneering period.
“Thus, commanders must ensure that subordinates are educated on the guidelines provided in the document.
“Commanders must also ensure the professional conduct of troops and resist any distraction and attempt by misguided elements to disrepute the image of the Nigerian Army. “All must remain professional and apolitical in conduct all through Op Safe Conduct,’’ he added.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference, which started on Tuesday had in attendance Principal Staff Officers, Corps Commanders, General Officers Commanding, field commanders among other officers.
The Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) on Saturday inaugurated staff quarters for NAOWA College and its Model Nursery and Primary School in Abuja and honoured some deserving members of staff.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while the staff quarter was named after Mrs Nnena Ihejirika, the 500-seat auditorium was named after Mrs Martha Bamaiyi, both former presidents of NAOWA.
While Mrs Bamaiyi established the NAOWA model school in 1999, Mrs Ihejirika established NAOWA college in 2013. The incumbent president of NAOWA, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya said the structures were in line with her vision of “sustaining legacies and upholding the tenets of unity and service”.
Mrs Yahaya said that past leaders of NAOWA had carved a niche for themselves and secured ample space in the association’s hall of fame through their remarkable leadership styles and establishments of sustainable legacies.
She pledged to sustain the legacies through maintenance of existing structures, construction of additional ones, standardisation of facilities and capacity development for NAOWA members and staff.
“This commissioning ceremony is an avenue to celebrate and immortalize two great NAOWA past Presidents who have made noteworthy impacts in the growth structure of NAOWA.
“In this regard, we resolved that the newly constructed Staff Quarters here at the NAOWA College Abuja be named Mrs Nnenna Ihejirika Staff Quarters and the Multipurpose Hall at NAOWA Model Nursery and Primary School Asokoro be named Mrs Martha Bamaiyi Multipurpose Hall. “This is indeed, our way of showing respect and also engraving continuity as a mantra in the leadership structure of NAOWA at all levels.
“It is also a way of preserving history for the benefit of NAOWA members, prospective leaders.
staff and students of these institutions, as well as the public at large,” she said.
The NAOWA president said that the 19 members of staff honoured and rewarded with gifts, had put in an average of 15 years of meritorious services in the two schools.
Mrs Yahaya said the gesture was to show appreciation for their hard work, commitment, perseverance and determination in the development of the schools.
She appreciated the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, commandants of army institutions, commanders and other senior military officers for their support towards the establishment of the structures.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, commended the efforts of past and present leadership of NAOWA for their foresight in supporting educational development in the Nigerian army.
He also commended the association for taking the lead in addressing the needs of their homes as well as supporting the educational needs of their children.
The COAS pledged continuous support to NAOWA in their quest to touch lives within and outside the barracks.
The President, Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, Mrs Vickie Irabor, lauded the vision of past presidents of NAOWA who established the schools that had become flagship in the military community.
Irabor said the women had continued to hold the home front while their husbands were being deployed to the frontline to confront security challenges.
On her part, Mrs Bamaiyi thanked the NAOWA president for recognizing her contribution to the development of education in the Nigerian army.
She urged the association to sustain the vision of the founders and continue to build on the existing structures.
Mrs Ihejirika, on her part, commended the successive NAOWA leadership for sustaining and expanding the legacies of the past leaders.
She thanked Mrs Yahaya for honouring her by naming the college’s staff quarters after her.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of various gift items including plasma LED television set to 19 teaching and non-teaching staff of the schools for their meritorious service over the years.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya is set to interact with principal staff officers, commanding officers and field commanders at the COAS Third Quarter Conference 2022.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Friday, said the conference was scheduled to hold from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16 in Abuja.
Nwachukwu said the conference would provide a platform for the Nigerian Army to appraise its performance in the third quarter and consolidate on its gains.
He said the interaction was part of an effort to provide strategic guidance towards enhancing army operations and administration.
“Additionally, the conference will retrospectively and holistically evaluate all ongoing operational engagements of the Nigerian Army with a view to effectively projecting into the future.
“Expectedly, the COAS, who is the conference convener, will declare it open on Sept. 13 followed by a review of synopsis of major decisions taken at the Second Quarter Conference.
“It will also feature briefs and updates on ongoing army operations and training activities, amongst others.
“The COAS wishes to use this opportunity to reiterate the resolve and commitment of the Nigerian Army to continue to discharge its duties professionally and proficiently, within its constitutional mandate,” he said.
€10.7M out to revolutionise Nigerian Army Drugs Manufacturing Company – COAS
By Oladapo Udom
Lagos, Sept. 8, 2020 The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the capital injection of €10.7M by UZ Carlson Pharmaceutical Limited will be a pharmaceutical revolution in the Nigerian Army Drugs Manufacturing Company (NADMC).
Yahaya said this on the occasion of the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Joint establishment of a Pharmaceutical Drugs Manufacturing Plant which held on Wednesday at Epe, Lagos State.
The joint establishment was between the Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee (NAWLG) and UZ Carlson Pharmaceutical Limited to address the issues of shortage and adulterated drugs in NA medical centres.
“This will hereby address the chronic problems of out-of-stock syndrome as well as the issue of fake drugs faced by personnel and their families in hospitals.
“Failure to meet this need will affect a soldier’s morale and his willingness to fight, resulting in dwindling loyalty,” he said.
The COAS said that the partnership would also address dependence on imports which would in turn boost internally generated revenue of the NA through public sales and exports to nearby countries.
“This partnership is premised on the huge market and demand already established in the open market and even to some state governments across the country.
“It is envisaged that the construction and operation of the new NADMC will create jobs for the teeming youths in the locality and contribute to economic well-being.
“Thus, NAWLG should drive the partnership and work out modalities for smooth execution of the agreement,” Yahaya said.
He said that the construction of the new Nigerian Army Drugs Manufacturing Company was in line with his aspiration to sustain a better civil military cooperation.
“Their services will surely be extended to the civil populace in the locality.
“We, therefore, urge members of the public to feel free to avail themselves of menial works toward the actualisation of the project,” the COAS said.
Also speaking, the MD of UZ Carlson Pharmaceuticals Company, Mr Callistus Okafor, said that the joint venture would upscale production within the next five five years.
Okafor pointed out that the pharmaceutical would ostensibly mitigate the challenges of fake drugs and produce high quality drugs of commercial value to promote local content.