Naomi Gabriel —
The wife of Chief of Army Staff and National President of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Salamatu Faruk-Yahaya yesterday during her official maiden visit to 81 Division, Nigeria Army, Lagos, laid the foundation for the construction of classrooms, laboratories and a hall.
She said that the new projects which are expected to be due in fifteen months, offers better learning opportunities at the Model Nursery and Primary School, Nigerian Army Cantonment, Ojo Lagos.
The structures comprise one block of six classrooms, I.C.T Laboratory and a 500-seater assembly hall, an improvement on existing structures in the school.
While explaining that the projects which will provide additional classrooms to accommodate more pupils, Faruk- Yahaya added that the buildings would also create new learning opportunities in areas of information and communication technology, provide a conducive hall for assembly and other school activities as well as employment opportunities.
She also said that NAOWA has gone beyond humanitarian services when she said, “With the legacies our predecessors have left behind, you must have business skills and human resource management skills”.
She recalled series of leadership workshops as well as skills acquisition training they have had since she came on board. “Now we are partnering Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to ensure that there is good entrepreneurial skills”, she added.”