ARMY-177 Guards Battalion Keffi, commissions projects as part of “Exercise Enduring Peace 2023” in Nasarawa.
The Nigerian Army, says in addition to safeguarding lives and property of people it will support government’s efforts by providing essential social amenities.
This pronouncement was made by Major General Emmanuel Ejim Emekah, the Director of Operations at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, during the commissioning of three projects executed by the 177 Guards Battalion Keffi, in Gitata, Panda Development area.
As part of the Exercise Enduring Peace 2023 initiative, the 177 Guards Battalion Keffi carried out several impactful projects which includes an educational outreach program in Gitata community where textbooks were provided to students, the commissioning of solar boreholes in Takalafiya, and a skills acquisition program for youths of Shittu Alao Barracks Keffi.
During the unveiling of the books at Government Secondary School Gitata, Major General Emmanuel emphasized the Nigerian Army’s commitment to providing essential education to host communities underscoring the importance of education in fostering human growth and development.
Also speaking Colonel A.O Onasanya, the commander of the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army, encouraged the beneficiaries of the projects to utilize them to enhance the well-being of their communities, while soliciting support to ensure the Army’s success in its endeavors.
At the commissioning of the solar borehole and a refurbished motorized borehole at Takalafiya community, the Army’s Director of Operations highlighted that the projects were part of the Army’s efforts to help rebuild the community following the communal clashes between farmers and herdsmen, which resulted in substantial loss of life and property.
The Chairman of Karu Local Government Area, James Thomas, represented by his deputy, Lawal Karshi, and Sangarin Gitata, Turaki Danlami Rabo commended the 177 Guards Battalion for the intervention and assured of their support.
The commanding officer of the battalion, AB Inuwa, emphasized the importance of the skills acquisition training in enabling youth in the barracks to acquire skills that will make them self-reliant.
The event concluded with a graduation ceremony for students of different skill acquisition programs at Shittu Also Barracks and were presented with start-up equipment and certificates of participation.
In appreciation, the beneciaries of all the projects, thanked the Nigeria through the 177 guards battalion for it’s humanitarian services to humanity and wished them well in their daily operations.