COAS Inaugurates Multiple Projects in Sokoto

COAS Inaugurates Multiple Projects in Sokoto

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja, has inaugurated multiple projects in Sokoto.

Lagbaja explained that the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) projects that the Nigerian Army is executing across the country are part of the army’s non-kinetic approaches in combating security challenges facing the country.

The projects were executed under the Chief of Army Staff’s Special Intervention Projects in Sokoto South Local Government Area of the state.

Lagbaja, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding, 8 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Godwin Michael Mutkut, noted that it is heartwarming to say that Sokoto State has enjoyed relative peace, despite the activities of bandits and other criminal elements in the North-west.

He attributed the achievements to the cordial relations the Nigerian Army has enjoyed over the years with the good people of the state.

He further stated that the people’s support to the Nigerian Army has contributed immensely to the successes of operations within Sokoto State.

He, therefore, implored the general public to keep faith with the Nigerian Army and re-affirmed the army’s commitment to discharging its constitutional responsibilities of ensuring peace and security through kinetic and non-kinetic operations.

Earlier in his welcome address, the project executor, Major General Maikano Abdullahi, thanked the Chief of Army Staff for approving and funding the intervention projects, which he said would go a long way in ameliorating the plight of the people.

Also speaking, the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major General Nosakhare Ugbo, affirmed that the Nigerian Army executed projects that would enhance the overall welfare of the people.

Ugbo said that the projects are also meant to appreciate the support and cooperation the Nigerian Army has continued to enjoy from citizens across the country.

He further disclosed that the projects executed so far by the Nigerian Army across the country included construction and rehabilitation of hospitals, schools, community town halls, provision of ICT facilities, sinking of boreholes and road construction among others.

The projects that were inaugurated included motorised borehole, rehabilitated basketball court and health centre and solar powered street lights, donation of drugs and cash to the people of the community as palliatives.

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