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  •  The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya on Wednesday harped on maintenance of facility in army barracks and cantonments to encourage provision of more facilities in the barracks and cantonments Yahaya gave the advice at the Ekehuan Barrack while inaugurating the remodeled soldier s club as well as five blocks of seven flats for hellip
    COAS inaugurates soldier’s club, tasks troops on maintenance 
     The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya on Wednesday harped on maintenance of facility in army barracks and cantonments to encourage provision of more facilities in the barracks and cantonments Yahaya gave the advice at the Ekehuan Barrack while inaugurating the remodeled soldier s club as well as five blocks of seven flats for hellip
    COAS inaugurates soldier’s club, tasks troops on maintenance 
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    COAS inaugurates soldier’s club, tasks troops on maintenance 

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Wednesday harped on maintenance of facility in army barracks and cantonments to encourage provision of more facilities in the barracks and cantonments.

    Yahaya gave the advice at the Ekehuan Barrack, while inaugurating the remodeled soldier’s club, as well as five blocks of seven flats for officers and soldiers in the cantonment.

    According to him, maintenance is essential to what is put there.

    He noted that it was in the overall effort of the Nigerian Army under his watch to improve 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.

    “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.

    “He said this also include the research and development training seminar which commenced in the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME), Auchi on Tuesday.

    The COAS stressed that the overall operational effectiveness of the troops were all encompassing, adding all the efforts by the army in terms of operations, training and welfare put together added up to the army’s improved effectiveness.

    “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.

    “And 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,” he said.

    Yahaya also advised that standard procedure in tandem with current happenings be adopted in the maintenance of the inaugurated facility.

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

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

    Chibuisi noted that they were mainly quartered at the Ekehuan barracks, adding that using the newly inaugurated facilities for accomodation and recreation would serve as a moral booster.

    He commended the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Sani Abdullahi and his team, for the projects.

    He also commended the COAS for his intervention in prioritising the welfare and wellbeing of personnel, and pledged that the facilities would be judiciously and professionally used in tandem with the vision of the COAS.

    Similarly, Brig.-Gen. Abdullahi, in his opening remarks, said the importance of recreation and unwinding by troops could not be over emphasised.

    Abdullahi noted that the soldier’s club if fully utilised by residents in the Ekehuan barracks, would foster stronger bond among them.

    “It will also help in relaxation by the personnel after their daily activities,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the facilities inaugurated by the COAS at the Ekehuan barracks included two blocks of three bedroom flats for married officers, two blocks of four flats for single officers, as well as a block of flat completely furnished for the Regiment Sergeant Major (RSM).

    He also inaugurated a newly constructed Garrison quarter guard post at the barracks.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Otaru of Auchi kingdom Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe II on Tuesday requested the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya to make Auchi a division of the Nigerian Army The traditional ruler made the request in his palace when the COAS paid him a courtesy visit to intimate him of his working visit hellip
    Give us an Army Division in Auchi, Otaru urges COAS
     The Otaru of Auchi kingdom Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe II on Tuesday requested the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya to make Auchi a division of the Nigerian Army The traditional ruler made the request in his palace when the COAS paid him a courtesy visit to intimate him of his working visit hellip
    Give us an Army Division in Auchi, Otaru urges COAS
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Give us an Army Division in Auchi, Otaru urges COAS

    The Otaru of Auchi kingdom,  Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe II, on Tuesday requested  the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, to make Auchi a division of the Nigerian Army.

    The traditional ruler made the request in his palace when the COAS paid him a courtesy visit to intimate him of his working visit to the kingdom.

    He noted that Auchi kingdom was long over due to be made an Army division, bearing in mind, the long presence of the Army in the locality and the vast land donated to the army by the locality.

    He also said that Auchi had collaborated with the army over the years to ensure peaceful coexistence among residents in the locality as well as neighbouring communities.

    He added that in view of this, the community was long over due to be made a division of the army, noting that it would further enhance the safety and ensure a more peaceful environment.

    According to the Otaru, Auchi is due for a division. “We have given the army vast land and it’s not being utilised.

    “Your visit is sacred to Auchi because of the bond of friendship we have with the military.

    “We are therefore, requesting that Auchi be made an Army division, and we will appreciate it if it is made possible in the next six months .”

    The traditional ruler also expressed optimism that with the visit of the COAS, greater peace would begin to reign in the kingdom.

    He stressed l the need for patience and forbearance in every situation and appealed to the COAS to ensure peace and tranquility reigned during his tenure as COAS.

    Responding, Yahaya said he and other top hierarchy of the army were in the kingdom for a working visit.

    He commended the Otaru for the enabling environment and support provided for the army to operate in the locality.

    He said the army needed his prayers as a traditional ruler to surmount the many challenges bedevilling the country.

    While appreciating the advice of the traditional ruler, the COAS however said that what the army was doing in the locality was to enhance security in the area.

    “While it is good to aspire, what we are doing presently is making efforts to enhance security in all our formations and host communities and country at large.

    “We will continue to enhance that. We appreciate the land given to us, and I promise, we will put it to better use,” the COAS said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the COAS had earlier inaugurated a 250-seater multi purpose auditorium at the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME), Auchi.

    He had also inspected both ongoing and completed infrastructure in the school.

    NAN also reports that Yahaya is in Edo on a four-day working visit and is expected to inaugurate more projects executed in formations under the 4 Brigade during his visit.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN