The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has commissioned a nightclub for military personnel to party.
This is coming amidst the escalating insecurity and terror attacks in the country.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, while inaugurating the remodelled soldier’s club, as well as five blocks of seven flats for officers and soldiers Ekehuan Barracks in Edo State on Wednesday, harped on maintenance of the facility in army barracks and cantonments to encourage provision of more facilities.
He noted that the welfare and personal wellbeing of the personnel remain a priority of his administration.
The army chief thanked President Buhari for providing the resources for projects.
“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,” he said.
He appealed to the troops to reciprocate the gesture in their conduct, discipline, and operational effectiveness, stressing that it will encourage the government to do more.
Gen. Yahaya commended the personnel for their commitment and dedication to duty which he said is already yielding results in the security of the state.
He urged the command to maintain the inaugurated facilities.
In his remarks, Maj.-Gen. Gold Chibuisi, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, said the troops of the 4 Brigade had continued to sustain peace in Edo.
He 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.
Maj-Gen. Chibuisi while commending Brig.-Gen. Sani Abdullahi and his team, for the projects and the army chief for his intervention in prioritising the welfare of personnel, assured that the facilities would be properly used.