The Nigerian Army has commissioned two blocks of 39 flats each, totaling 78 flats, for use by personnel of the force residing at the Ikeja cantonment in Lagos.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai commissioned the blocks.
He was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Major General Olu Irefin who emphasized how lucky 81 Division is, in terms of benefiting from the Army Chief’s intervention.
He noted that the COAS had just awarded another contract for the renovation of four additional blocks of flats for soldiers in the Cantonment.
This he said, signified the COAS’ commitment to the welfare of NA personnel and their families, and demanded nothing less than their unwavering commitment to duty and loyalty to constituted authority.
A statement from the Army Spokesman Colonel Sagir Musa said it is heartwarming to note that the COAS has indeed deployed enormous resources to facilitate the expeditious completion of the project.
This was with a view to ensuring that the erstwhile occupants who had to squat with colleagues to give room for the renovation, return immediately to their newly renovated flats thereby decongesting their temporary refuge in the spirit of the requirement for social distancing in the face of the ravaging COVID-19.
While congratulating the beneficiaries of the beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished apartments, the COAS urged them to ensure the facilities are adequately maintained