Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya who is the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff has reiterated his earlier statement that the Nigerian army is always ready to get to stand in harm’s way in order to accord Nigerians all the safety, security and the comfort that they deserve.
Yahaya had made this statement during the maiden Annual Command Guest House Stakeholders Conference in 2022 which had been organised by the Department of Special Services and Programmes on Thursday in Abuja.
He had also been represented by the Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Maj.-Gen. Adekola Bakare who had noted that the Nigerian army would leave no stone unturned in building all its components of fighting power including welfare and administration of personnel.
“Presently, command guest houses are located in Lagos, Abuja, Bauchi, Yola, Gusau, Maiduguri and Kaduna.
“Command Guest House Sokoto will soon come on board as work in the new facility is almost completed.
“Plans are also on to expand and establish Command Guest Houses in major cities and geopolitical zones across the country.
“Since my assumption of command, our efforts have been geared towards improving infrastructure and facilities in the various Command Guest Houses.
“For example, the renovation of Command Guest House Maiduguri was completed and handed over to operators in May 2022, while there are also plans to carry out phased renovation of Command Guest Houses in Apapa, Yola, Gusau and Kaduna.
“These gestures are aimed at improving and repositioning the service delivery requirement of these very important Nigerian army welfare facilities,” he said.
Yahaya had also reiterated the need to properly coordinate and manage all the army welfare investments which was critical to their sustainability and maintenance and he had also pledged to continue to provide leadership and guidance for the troops in the fight against perpetrators of insecurity in the country.