COAS Leads Inauguration of Vital Projects in Borno, Addressing Community Needs Post-Insurgency

The Nigerian Army (NA) has commissioned several projects in Borno State, bringing smiles to faces and succour to teeming residents, in commemoration of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference 2023.

Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, released in a statement.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja inaugurated the projects on Tuesday, alongside commanders and senior officers of the NA. The projects are aimed at enhancing living conditions and meeting pressing needs of the beneficiary communities, who were affected by insurgency.

Among the projects commissioned by the COAS, is a newly renovated single block classrooms at Zajiri Junior Secondary School in Baga Road Maiduguri, Solar Powered Industrial Borehole at Jiddari Polo Community, renovated blocks of classrooms at Lawan Mustapha School in Konduga community and newly upgraded and equipped Maternity/Child Healthcare Centre in Gubio Community.

Commissioning the projects, the COAS stated that the projects are meant to give back to the society in commemoration of the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference 2023. The Quick Impact projects, he pointed out, are a token of encouragement and support for the communities. Gen Lagbaja added, that in selecting the projects the NA conducted needs assessment and obtained inputs from members of the communities.

The Army Chief assured of the commitment of NA in supporting the good people of Borno State, stressing the need for sustained collaboration between the military, government and the local communities to ensure effective utilization and maintenance of the newly commissioned projects.

In separate remarks, the community leaders expressed gratitude to the NA for its dedication to the betterment of the people of Borno State. They noted that the projects will improve the daily lives of the communities and contribute to the overall development of the state.