Improved welfare, well-being of troops my priority ― Buratai
Determined to get the best in the fight against insurgency and other criminal activities across the country, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has declared that improved welfare and well-being of troops remains one of the priorities of his administration.
The COAS made the declaration on Monday while in Bauchi for the commissioning of the newly constructed Soldiers accommodation and the new Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess at the Nigerian Army Armour Corps and 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi.
General Tukur Buratai said that already various projects are ongoing in Barracks across the country beneficial to Officers and Men of the Force aimed at enhancing and boosting their morale and noted that, much has been done to ensure conducive environment at the barracks in spite of the limited resources in the Institution.
He, therefore, charged the beneficiaries to ensure maintenance of the accommodation considering the huge amount expended on the projects just as he called on Officers and Men of the Army to remain loyal by collaborating with other Security Agencies for the security of the country.
While speaking at the occasion, the Commander, Armoured Corps Bauchi, Major General James Olubumi Akomoleke said the facilities commissioned are part of the tremendous efforts of the Chief of Army Staff in transforming the Nigerian Army and improving the welfare of personnel both in the field and in the Barracks.
The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier-General M T Durowaiye remarked that the ceremony is in line with the Army Chief’s vision of have a professionally and responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional duties.
Brigadier-General Durowaiye also said that with the ongoing modernization and expansion as well as the upgrading of some sub-units to regiment status, the sufferings of soldiers have been alleviated especially in the areas of inadequate toilet facilities and poor staterooms among others.