Obi Presents 100 Million Naira to Army, Promises More

By Mazi Odera
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Governor Peter Obi has presented a cheque for one hundred million Naira to the Nigeria Army to commence reconstruction of internal roads at Onitsha Military Cantonment. Governor Obi presented the cheque when he visited the barrack accompanied by some top government officials. He said it was part of his resolve to work on infrastructure across the State.

Governor Obi said the project would be executed through direct labour by Army Engineers who he noted had distinguished themselves in civil engineering works including construction of bridges. He explained that the intervention is part of the government's contribution to upgrade infrastructure in the barrack and recalled that his repeated appeals and repetitions attracted the federal government to build perimeters fencing around the cantonment, which he noted eliminated many challenges in the area.

The Governor discharged that government will also commence the rebuilding and rehabilitation of the Army Secondary School very soon.

Governor Obi stated that since inception, his administration had restored and maintained cordial relationship with the army and has continued to assist it and other security agencies with vehicles and financial grants.

The General Officer Commanding the Eighty Two Division Enugu, Major General Adebayo Olaniyi thanked the Governor for fulfilling his promise during his earlier visit and for giving the Army a sense of belonging. Major General Olaniyi said this was in line with the aspiration of the Chief of Army Staff to promote civil military relationship.

He observed that the Governor is demonstrating excellent leadership qualities while the Mass infrastructural development of the State is impacting positively on the lives of the people.

Also speaking the Commander Engineering Regiment, Major General F.S. Owonibi said the Army is impressed by the Governor's continued support to the Army and call on other Governor's to emulate him.