Defence & Security

Troops’ Welfare is my Priority, GOC Says

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

The General Officer Commanding ( GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has identified welfare of troops as his top priority.

Gen Lagbaja revealed this on Tuesday while commissioning key intervention projects completed by the Division in Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu.

The projects include newly constructed Neuroscience and Wellness Centre, Specialist Outpatient Department/Urology Clinic and Nursing Station at 82 Division Medical Services and Hospital. Other projects commissioned are the remodeled Soldiers Club and newly constructed Soldiers Transit Accommodation.

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Gen Lagbaja, in his remark during the exercise, commended the Commander 82 Division Hospital for ensuring the projects were completed in record time, adding that the projects would greatly boost the capacity of the hospital to address the health needs of the Abakpa Cantonment and neighboring communities.

He disclosed that the newly remodeled Soldiers Club will provide a conducive environment for soldiers and their families to rest after a busy day.

He further stressed that the newly constructed transit accommodation will alleviate some of the challenges soldiers on transit face in relation to accommodation.

Gen Lagbaja charged beneficiaries of the various projects to ensure constant maintenance for its long use.

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