The Cross River State
Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu, has commended the leadership of the 13 Motorized Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akim Barracks for being responsive to the needs of its workforce and its environment through infrastructural provision.
Prof. Esu gave this commendation during the commissioning ceremony of the Brigade’s Ultra Modern Fitness Centre, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, 16 Seater Bus and an ambulance at the Brigade’s Headquarters in Akim Barracks, Calabar.
The Deputy Governor, who stated that the military formation had always had leaders and commanders who were responsible and always responsive to the environmental and social needs of the soldiers, maintained that the Provision of the infrastructure was clear indications of judicious utilisation of fund.
He noted with satisfaction the cordial relationship between the Army and the people of the state, adding that the Division had always been sensitive to the needs of the state, especially in times of security challenges.
Prof. Esu while commending 13 Brigade for what he described as a wonderful achievement, called on other commands in the State to make efforts to affect their workforce and environment, stating that they have always have the fit of being the best and the first.
According to him, the clean and happy people, well kept lawn and general landscape is a clear indication of the efficiency of the men at the helm of affairs and used the occasion to pledge a better collaboration of the people of the State with the Army.
Speaking while commissioning the project, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, stressed the need for men and officers of the Division to be physically and mentally fit to perform their duties.
Major General Attahiru who was also the Special Guest of Honour while cutting the tape to commission the Business centre and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, tagged school knowledge centre, stressed that the facility is contemporary and of world class standard. He urged officers to make maximum use of the centre to better their lives especially now that the emphasis is on High Tech Communication.
The ceremony which featured an investiture of a Prestigious Honours Award on the wife of the outgoing Brigade Commander, Mrs. Fatima Mohammed in appreciation of her contribution to upholding the social life of the women and children of the Division also had in attendance other Service Chiefs from the Navy, Air Force and the State Security Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Jude Ngaji.
Friday Nwagbara, Calabar