The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in collaboration with the Depot, Nigerian Army Zaria has distributed 400 bags of grains to vulnerable people at Kugama village, Falgore, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State.
The donation of the palliative Tuesday followed a joint military exercise embarked upon by the NDA and the Depot at Falgore Forest, involving cadet officers and recruites.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise code named ‘Exercise Kugama’ has also witnessed the rehabilitation of a maternity in Tudun Wada General Hospital.
Speaking during the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai expressed the determination of the Nigerian Army in sustaining the tempo of its Corporate Social responsibity in line with the prevailing democratic dispensation in the country.
Burutai said the Nigerian Army have a spectacular role to play in uplifting the people in need of urgent help, adding that sustaining Corporate Social responsibility would be an additional impetus in that regard.
The Chief of Army Staff was represented by the General Officer, Commanding I Division, Kaduna Maj-Gen. Usman Mohammed.
He added that building a befitting merternity edifice in the hospital and the installation of the state of the art facilities in it would go a long way towards reducing rampant cases of high maternal mortality rate
Buratai said the Nigerian Army had also seen the compelling need to join the crusade against the much dreaded Coronavirus through a collective resolve.
He further stressed that the Army is poised to exploit the existing cordial relationship between the military and the State government
Buratai said that maintaining such a synergy has become imperative at the present critical stage.
On the distribution of palliatives to 17 District Heads niegbouring Falgore Forest on behalf of their respective domains, the Chief of Army Staff pointed out that the pallatives was to cushion their hardship with the Corona virus pandemic taking a disastrous toll on the people of the country.
Commenting on the joint military exercise involving cadet officers and recruites currently taking place in Falgore Forest, the Chief of Army Staff further stated that the Nigerian Army is poised to train a disciplined and highly professional military personnel.
While commending the military for the gesture, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje said, even though the medical edifice built in the hospital had been the sole effort of the Nigerian Army in fulfilment of its Corporate Social responsibility.
According to him, his government was ever ready to take the gauntlet in maintaining the sophisticated facilities installed in it.
Ganduje who was represented at the occassion by the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the relationship between the Army in Kano and his government had over the years remained cordial.
He added that his government was ever willing to assist other security agencies to wax stronger, stressing however that maintaining such a relationship would be in the interest of both parties.