Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State during the inauguration of a multi-million Naira projects in Gibson Jalo Cantonment on Saturday commended the Nigerian Army. He lauds their effort in tackling the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East and restoring peace in Adamawa state.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Chief Seth Crowther, said that concerted efforts had been made to review and improve the security structure of the state in order to checkmate threats in the state.
In that regards, he added that effort is also being made to provide vehicles, motorcycles, kits, as well as other administrative and logistic supports to ensure effective performance by the personnel.
Fintiri noted the effort of the army in securing the state, hence, he said the government will reciprocate their effort, as it is already making effort to assist in renovating the Command Day Secondary School and road network in Gibson Jalo Cantonment.
Speaking on the establishment of entrepreneurial and skill acquisition centre, the governor commended the Nigerian army for its efforts toward meeting the welfare needs of its personnel and their families.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai said that the entrepreneurial and skill acquisition centre, transit accommodation, and accident and emergency ward projects being executed at the cantonment were critical to the well being of the personnel. The projects were part of efforts aimed at ensuring the welfare of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army as well as their families.
General Buratai commended the governor and people of Adamawa for supporting the army while assuring that the army was committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the development of the state.
“As I continue to address your challenges, I want you to keep faith with us and remain loyal and grateful to the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Buhari," he said.
He urged them to redouble their effort and assured that the army will continue to renovate all the dilapidated structures in this barracks, and hope that the promise by the state government to renovate the command school will be effected soon.