The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Sokoto State Council, has commended the pragmatic and exemplary leadership of Army Chief Faruk Yahaya for ensuring professionalism in the Nigerian Army and nation building.
A statement signed by the state NUJ president, Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori, commended Yahaya’s efforts on the successful development of the 2022 COAS annual conference and various community development sponsorships inaugurated across Sokoto state.
Safiyal-Magori said the conference showed Yahaya’s integrity in promoting professionalism in the Nigerian Army.
The presence of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, ministers, former and current service chiefs, traditional institutions and other dignitaries at the just concluded ceremony showed the acceptance of the Nigerian Army. society.
He noted that the conference themed “Building a Professional Nigerian Army for the 21st Century Security Environment” is sure to harness sustained power for the transformation of the Nigerian Army as it was designed to elicit new ideas and provide solutions to improve the Army. activities.
According to him, the civil-military projects executed by the Nigerian Army and inaugurated at the COAS conference have also been demonstrated in Sokoto metropolis, Sifawa community in Bodinga local government and LG headquarters, Tangaza, Goronyo and Sabon Birnin local government areas.
Safiyal-Magori listed projects to include the pediatric department at the Goronyo General Hospital, Nizamiyya model primary school classroom block in Tangaza and Emir Yahaya road in Sokoto.
Other projects inaugurated were the newly built mosque in Kassarawa, Bodinga village mosque, complete rehabilitation of Malam Sa’idu Nizamiyya school, primary health centre, fire station, drainage and road networks in Sifawa community, among others.
The NUJ President also stated at the event that the National President of the Nigerian Army Wives Association, Salamatu Yahaya inaugurated a solar powered borehole, a water tank donated by NAOWA and rehabilitated the Vesico Virginal Fistula center in Sokoto state.
The centre, located at the Maryam Abacha Women and Children’s Hospital, underwent a structural makeover with office furniture, empowerment training tools and medical equipment.
Mrs. Yahaya said efforts to help the less privileged, empower women and raise the standard of living of the people are part of NAOWA’s vision.
He also donated food, detergents and other products to the VVF victims and praised the hospital management for their efforts for treatment and other means of livelihood for the VVF victims.
The state council expressed its appreciation for the program to improve professional supports and professional carriers, and stated that NUJ would continue to associate with COAS as a good partner in achievements at all times.