By AbIodun OBA
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, is committed to addressing challenges of welfare and other issues confronting the personnel.
Lagbaja gave the pledge while inaugurating the officers’ quarters project at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna.
The projects commissioned at the 37 NDA Demonstration Battalion, were phase two of the officers’ quarters and the unit Obstacle Crossing Course.
The CoAS acknowledged the challenges faced by the Demonstration Battalion, which he said included inadequate accommodation, facilities and manpower, below the established strength.
He, therefore, noted that the projects were parts of the measures the army took to address the challenges.
Lagbaja noted that they would continue to address the multiple challenges.
“For some of you that are posted to this unit, we know the accommodations your families are living in are not in a good state where they will require electricity and water supply, all will be addressed,” he said.
He announced that the challenges of backlog of group life assurance were being taken headlong by the Federal Government and assured that it would be addressed soonest.
The CoAS therefore, charged the personnel to reciprocate with loyalty, dedication and discipline to the gesture of government, noting that they were spending hugely in the army and the Armed Forces in general.