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Army constructs, donates primary school to Kebbi community 


Army constructs, donates primary school to Kebbi community 

The Nigerian Army has constructed, furnished and donated a primary school to Sabon Gari Augie community in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The edifice consists of two blocks of six classrooms, a block of offices as well as furnitures to complement the only existing primary school in the community.

The project was executed in honour of Maj-Gen. Mohammed Lawal-Augie, the immediate past Commander, Nigerian Army Education Corps.

Speaking while handing over the facility to the benefiting community on Saturday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya said the essence of donating the school was to further streghten the existing civil-military relationship and also complement the efforts of government in building a solid basic education.

The COAS, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto, Maj-Gen. Godwin Mutkut, expressed optimism that the quality of the school project would no doubt bring basic education close to the benefiting community.

Yahaya stressed the need for quality education amongst Nigerians to overcome the multifaceted security challenges bedeviling the nation through non-kinetic approach.

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He said it was against that backdrop that the COAS introduced a Special Intervention Projects to support communities of serving senior officers of the Nigerian Army, who through diligence, dedication to duty and service to the nation have risen to the rank of Major General.

The army boss observed that the enrollment in the new school would go a long way in reducing the distance pupils covered to attend other schools apart from decreasing the number of out-of-school children in the community.

Receiving the project, the Chairman, Augie LGA, Alhaji Aliyu Yola, represented by the Council Secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Mai-Arewa, observed that education remained the foundation of every meaningful development as no society would ever develop without education.

He said the facility would not only develop education in the area but would also pave way for rapid growth and development of the entire community.

Yola appealed to the COAS to consider the possibility of establishing a military unit in the area to curb the lingering security challenges that impede farming and other business activities in the area.

Malam Adamu Sama’ila, the District Head of Augie appealed to the Nigerian Army to consider his subjects during recruitment of soldiers and requested for more army presence in Augie.

Responding, the project executor, Maj-Gen. Lawal-Augie appreciated the Chief of Army Staff for what he described as laudable project towards bringing quality education to their door step of his community.

He recalled that initially, there were three primary schools in the area but the remaining two collapsed leaving only one servicing the entire community, hence the need for a new one.

Lawal-Augie appealed for establishment of a Forward Operation Base (FOB) in Augie due to its porous board and large land mass sharing  border with Sokoto State and Niger Republic.

Army constructs, donates primary school to Kebbi community 

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