Army Day: 1,000 households get free food, fertiliser in Kaduna

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The representative of the Chief of Staff, Commander Garrison, 1 Division Kaduna, Brig.-Gen Olusegun Abai giving palliative to a beneficiary on Saturday in Kaduna

By Mohammed Tijjani

Kankomi (Kaduna) – The has distributed food items and fertiliser to 1,000 households in two communities in Kaduna , to mark the 2020 Army Day Celebration.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were distributed at Rigachikun and Kankomi communities in Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas of the , respectively.
In his message to the event, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen Tukur Buratai, said that the gesture to ameliorate the hardship being faced by less privileged people a view to enhancing civil-military relations for effective delivery.

Buratai represented by Garrison Commander, 1 Division Army, Brig. Gen Olusegun Abai.
“The Army has the responsibility of reaching to the populace, to whom provides , and one of such ways is the distribution of items to the less privileged people in the society,” he said.
Buratai stressed that the Army would continue to its constitutional responsibilities in securing the territorial integrity of Nigeria and assisting civil authority in providing internal .
He called on the civil populace to support agencies useful information that would help to degrade criminals and ensure peace and stability in the country.

Receiving the items on behalf of the beneficiaries, the District Head of Rigachikun, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Sani expressed gratitude to the Army for the gesture.
He said that the items would greatly assist the beneficiaries to overcome some of challenges.
In Kankomi, some of the beneficiaries told NAN that the presence of troops in the locality had greatly the security situation in the area and boosted farming activities.

They also expressed delight to the Army for reaching to them in hours of need.
NAN reports that this year’s Army Day Celebration is holding in and has as its theme: Nigeria’s Territorial Defence And Sovereignty: Imperatives for Nigerian Army sustained And Operations.