Why Nigeria Army engages in civil-military coordination projects – COAS


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, has stated that the main objective of civil military coordination projects around the country is to complement the already existing basic services, amenities and infrastructure in the communities

The COAS made the clarification at the commissioning and official handover ceremony of school infrastructure and some facilities to the students and staff of Ikare Grammar School, Ikare Akoko LGA Ondo state.

The project executed by the Nigerian Army through an illustrious son, who is an alumnus of the school, Major General Lukman Omoniyi included: newly built block of 4 classrooms, one staff room, installation of borehole and provision of 60 chairs and tables for both the students and staffs of the school.

The COAS represented by the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Bamidele Alabi, stated that the NA embarked on the project with the sole aim of providing succor to the people in areas of their needs and to further strengthen the relationships in the communities as well as provide support to serving senior NA officers.
In his welcoming remarks, the facilitator and project executor Major General Lukman Omoniyi thanked the COAS for finding him worthy to benefit from the laudable idea and urged the school to make good use of the classrooms and facilities.

He admonished the beneficiaries to ensure proper maintenance so as to serve the purpose it was built in the first place.

Those in attendance included the Chief of Civil Military Coordination Army Major General Nosakhare Ugbo, Head of Service Ondo State, Commissioner of Education Ondo State, royal fathers as well as students of the school.

The high points of the programme includes- planting of trees, exchange of souvenir and group photograph.

The Nation

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