The Nigerian Army has said its Coporate Social Responsibility is aimed at supporting the efforts of the state and federal governments standard of education. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai made the statement on Wednesday while commissioning four classrooms to Kili Community in Darazo local government area of Bauchi State
Buratai said the provision of requisite knowledge, basic skills and techniques make the bedrock of development in any society. He said: “One of the most important benefits of education is that, it improves personal life and make man productive –hence help the society to run smoothly. Before now, Kili Primary School was in a state of disrepair and problem of unavailability of portable water, toilet facilities, playground and lack of perimeter fence to mention but a few,” Buratai said.
The CoAS who was represented by the Commander of Amour Corps, Bauchi Major General James Komolafe lamented that lack of the adequate facilities negatively affect learning in the school. He said before Army’s intervention, pupils were learning under trees which he said creating difficulty in assimilation.
Buratai said the project is constructed under the Nigerian Army’s corporate social responsibility aimed at supporting the efforts of the state and federal governments standard of education.
Meanwhile, the State Governor, Bala Mohammed in his remarks appreciated the Nigerian Army’s intervention at a time when the Military is “grappling with security issues in the Northeast, confronting head-on the Boko Haram and defeating them. Even in the theater of warfare, he has time to reflect on the needs of children and the community.”
“Only a heroic soldier and gentleman can exhibit this kind of philanthropy,” Mohammed said. Mohammed who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu thanked Buratai for selecting the community in his CSR.