By Balarabe Oshiafi
The General Officer Commanding, (GOC), 3 Division Nigerian Army, (NA), and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar has commissioned multiple projects while on an operational visit to 23 Brigade Yola.
Performing the Commissioning ceremony at Gibson Jalo Cantonment Yola, Adamawa State, the GOC said that the projects would contribute to the overall development and well-being of troops to optimally perform their duties of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.
Major General Abubakar noted that the projects were meticulously planned and executed to provide a conducive and comfortable living environment for personnel and their families.
He said, “the projects are to ensure troops rest and recharge to enable them to perform at their best.”
General Abubakar further noted that the commissioned projects are not mere structures but symbols of progress, unity, and dedication of the NA leadership to providing necessary infrastructure and facilities to help troops excel in their duties and live a fulfilling life.
He implored personnel to utilise the projects efficiently, as they represent the trust, and support of the nation and the Armed Forces to the troops. He further charged the troops to carry out their duties professionally as they continually make sacrifices for the nation.
While thanking the Chief of Army Staff for his visionary leadership and continued support to 3 Division, the GOC commended the Commander 23 Brigade, Brigadier General MJ Gambo for setting a befitting standard in the infrastructure development of the cantonment.
The Commander 23 Brigade noted that the successful completion of the projects was made possible through the support and strategic guidance of the GOC.
He appreciated the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja for considering 23 Brigade worthy of benefitting from the Chief of Army Staff intervention projects. He resonates with the commitment of the Brigade to discharging its constitutional mandate in line with the mission mandate of the COAS.
Among the projects commissioned include, the remodeled Gibson Jalo Cantonment Gate and Quarter Guard, the Newly constructed RSM Office, the renovated 231 Battalion office complex as well as renovated officers and soldiers accommodation.
Others include the newly constructed and renovated electric-powered water borehole, the renovated 23 Brigade Cemetery, and the newly renovated Officers’ mess amongst others.