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Chief of Army Staff promises improved welfare and medical facilities

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In a resolute commitment to the well-being of personnel, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has assured troops that the Nigerian Army, under his leadership, will prioritize their welfare. During the passing-out parade of 6,000 recruits from the 85 regular recruit intake, Lt. Gen. Lagbaja reiterated his dedication to ensuring that soldiers enjoy dignified accommodation and enhanced medical facilities.

The Army chief vowed to address the accommodation challenges faced by troops, emphasizing the need for suitable living conditions. He pledged ongoing efforts to renovate existing facilities and construct additional ones to uplift the living standards of soldiers. Lt. Gen. Lagbaja emphasized that providing the best accommodation possible is a recognition of the sacrifices made by troops, especially when they are not on the frontlines.

Furthermore, he unveiled plans to enhance the service delivery of Army hospitals nationwide. The focus is on improving medical facilities to efficiently handle “battle casualties” that may arise from operational engagements. The Chief of Army Staff underscored the importance of creating medical infrastructure capable of meeting the demands of soldiers involved in frontline duties.

A statement released by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, highlighted Lt. Gen. Lagbaja’s commitment to giving troops’ training and welfare the attention they deserve. The current emphasis is on revitalizing accommodation facilities in deteriorating conditions, with a parallel effort to provide additional ones.

The assurance from the Chief of Army Staff reflects a dedication to recognizing and rewarding the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform. As the Nigerian Army works towards improving living conditions and medical facilities, it aligns with a broader commitment to enhancing the overall well-being of its personnel under Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja’s stewardship.

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