COAS commits to soldiers’ welfare, inaugurates houses in Sokoto barracks



Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Wednesday, Sokoto, inaugurated 20 blocks of houses, consisting of 12 flats each of one bedroom apartments at Giginya barrack.


At the inauguration, Yahaya reiterated the Army’s commitment to providing improved  accommodation for soldiers, as part of the leadership’s vision of ensuring soldiers’ for enhanced performance.


He commended the vision and courage of previous leaderships of the Army, assuring that the would be sustained, and urged the soldiers to live up to expectations in their duties.


Earlier, Maj. Gen. Uwem Bassey, General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, commended the COAS for the and consideration of  soldiers’ welfare.


Bassey, also the Force Commander, Hadarin Daji, assured that the infrastructure would be maintained and safeguarded.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yahaya had earlier inaugurated the second Army Corps of summit under the theme: ”

development and national security: Issues and way forward ”.


Meanwhile, families of soldiers and community members were among those that attended the inauguration of the houses. (NAN)