The Nigerian Army has expressed readiness to continue to prioritize the security and welfare of corps members.
The General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major General TA Lagbaja gave this assurance on Wednesday, when the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit at the Division’s Headquarters in Enugu.
He said the Army had mapped out strategies towards ensuring that residents of the state, including corps members on election duties in Anambra State, enjoy peace and security before, during and after the exercise.
The GOC said beyond the electioneering period, the Division would continue to accord topmost priority to the security of both corps members and staff of the Scheme.
Lagbaja, who noted the contributions of the NYSC to the socio-economic development of the country, also praised its role in training and mentoring youths as responsible members of society.
He commended corps members for their invaluable services to the various units of the Division, including the Command Secondary Schools in its areas of responsibility.
Earlier, the Director-General, Brigadier General Ibrahim, had expressed gratitude to the GOC for the Division’s support for NYSC, especially with regards to the welfare and security of Corps Members.
Ibrahim noted with delight that the GOC personally visited the Orientation Camp in Enugu to monitor activities and consolidate the security arrangements in the facility.
He expressed commitment to further strengthen the cordial relationship between the Scheme and the Nigerian Army.
The Director-General also paid a similar visit to the Commander 82 Division Garrison, Brigadier General CA Ataki.