Gabriel Enenche —
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya has inaugurated 153 renovated blocks of housing units for junior officers at the 223 Battalion, Dakkarawa Barracks in Zuru, Kebbi state, while on a routine operational tour. He also said the army will continue in its effort to make the country and its citizens safe always.
While adding that the security of the country is non-negotiable, he noted that the army is committed to providing the needed security for the country and its citizens.
He said the army has embarked on the renovation of the 153 blocks of housing units in the barracks to make the families of the troops in different operational theatres in the country comfortable.
“Many of our troops are in different operational theatres. Their families deserve to be supported so that they can be gingered, he said.
“All we are doing to support families of our personnel at different operational theatre are made possible by the support we get from President Muhammadu Buhari,” the army chief said.
Yahaya added that another set of 12 blocks have been identified for renovation in his efforts to make life comfortable for the families of the troops.
“We have noticed the porous nature of the barracks, we will fence the vulnerable parts of the barracks. We also noticed water shortage, we will provide water for them.”
He urged families of the troops to maintain the renovated apartments for their comfort.