By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja
Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has tasked officers and men of the Nigerian Army on professionalism and responsiveness to constitutional roles.
Buratai gave the charge in Asaba, Delta State where six projects were inaugurated at the temporary headquarters of 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army Projects which were inaugurated as part of activities marking this year’s Army Day celebration (NADCEL 2020), include medical centre, Chapel for Christian worship, Mosque for Muslim worship, kitchen, NAPEX and Military Police K9 Kennel with six trained dogs.
The COAS was represented by the General Officer Commanding, 6th Division, Major-General Felix Agug. Buratai lauded the Delta State Government for its continued support to the military formations across the state, he specially said that the Brigade K9 kennel which already had six trained dogs will boost internal security as well as complement the proposed ‘Operation Delta Hawk’ when it comes on stream.
This year’s Army Day celebration has as its theme: ‘Nigeria’s Territorial Defence and Integrity Integrity – Imperatives for Nigeria’s Army’s Sustained Training and Operation.’
Baratai also commended the Commander of the 63 Brigade, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Jallo, for judiciously deploying resources at his disposal for intended purposes.
Inaugurating the projects, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa urged the political class to emulate the Army on how to execute projects with military precision. Okowa who was represented by his Chief of Staff, David Edevwie said his administration is very proud of the 63 Brigade because of the regular improvement of its infrastructure.
“It is certainly something that we in government must take a cue from. We must learn how to execute projects as quickly as it is done, with military precision, in the Nigerian Army.’’ He said.
He further said that the presence of the Army has enhanced security of lives and property. The governor vowed to continue to provide the needed support to the 63 Brigade and other security agencies.