Posted by News Express | 3 August 2015 | 2,671 times
Governor AminuTambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged that his administration would provide critical infrastructure for the Nigerian Army and assist its officers to enable them carry out their mandate.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Imam Imam, in Sokoto on Sunday.
The statement stated that Governor Tambuwal made the promise on Saturday in Sokoto when he visited the Command Headquarters of 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto.
It stated that the governor said the state government would continue to accord the welfare and wellbeing of men and officers of all security agencies in the state top priority.
According to the statement, “Tambuwal said that Sokoto State had benefited immensely from the activities of the Brigade Command in various ways.
“The state government and the army authorities will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand the activities of the command’s skills acquisition centre to include youths and women from all parts of the state.”
It stated that Governor Tambuwal assured that the state government would complete the ongoing water project in barracks and provide accommodation for the youth corps members to ease their burden.
He commended the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Chikezie Ude, for embarking on projects within the barracks in spite of lean resources, and promised to assist where necessary.
Ude, who took the governor round the facilities in the barracks, hailed the cordial relationship between the people and the army in the state.
He said: “As professionals trained to provide security, the army is willing and ready to assist the civilian population at all times.” (NAN)
•Photo shows Gov Tambuwal.
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