By Augustine Ehikioya
To always boost troops’ morale, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has reiterated his commitment to continually enhance the welfare of personnel in the Nigerian Army (NA).
He made the remark on Wednesday while declaring open the Bi-annual Project Management Workshop 2022, organized by Nigerian Army Special Projects (NASP) at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), Makurdi, Benue State.
This was contained in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
According to the statement, the COAS was represented by the Chief of Logistics (Army), Maj Gen Omotomilola Akintade.
He said that the workshop is in accordance with his desire to untiringly improve on the welfare of officers, soldiers and their families.
This, he said, has translated into successes recorded in recent times in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East and anti banditry operations in the North Central zones of the country.
Lt Gen Yahaya who reassured that “the welfare of personnel is paramount to the NA, maintained that this drive, informed the construction and rehabilitation of a broad-spectrum of infrastructures, ranging from living and office accommodations, training schools and other support facilities across NA Barracks.”
In his remarks, the Commander Corps of Engineers (CCE), Major General Kamilu Kadiri pointed out, that the workshop would “enlighten officers on the functionality, safety and efficiency of the building environment and other requisite engineering skills.”
This, he said, will extensively “sharpen the engineering acumen of officers in the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers, thereby enhancing their capacity for project planning and execution.”
Speaking earlier, the Coordinator, Nigerian Army Special Projects, Major General Philip Eromosele, disclosed that the workshop is aimed at refreshing officers on global trends in construction management in order to improve timely delivery of quality projects and positively project the reputation and value of the engineering profession.
The highpoints of the event included the unveiling of NASME Signage and commemorative planting of trees by the COAS representative.