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NADCEL: Army donates educational materials to Bauchi school (Pictures)

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NADCEL: Army donates educational materials to Bauchi school (Pictures)

Story from Ahmad SAKABauchi

The Nigerian Army has donated educational materials to Government Day Secondary School Rimi Wintin Dada in Bauchi State.

This was contained in a statement signed by Lieutenant Atang Hallet Solomon, Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, which was distributed to newsmen in Bauchi.

The statement said the Army gave the support at a public speaking engagement to the school as part of activities marking Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2024.

The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Emmanuel Egbe, represented by the Brigade Education Officer, Major S. Ibrahim, said the donation and public speaking engagement was to commemorate the Nigerian Army’s 161 years of selfless service to the country since its establishment in 1863.

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NADCEL: Army donates educational materials to Bauchi school (Pictures)

He said that the gesture was part of the Nigerian Army’s Corporate Social Responsibility to communities through civil-military corporation efforts.

General Egbe explained that the event was organised to enlighten secondary school children about the Nigerian Army, and to also influence their perceptions, opinions, attitudes as well as behaviours positively.

He explained that it was also meant to inform the students on the career opportunities in the Nigerian Army.

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He said another reason for the event was to train the students on the need to avoid criminal activities and criminality, to advocate against cultism, drugs and substance abuse among others.

General Egbe maintained that the needed peace and security in the country can only be achieved within a joint environment.

He adviced the students to report any unusual occurrence around them to security agencies for prompt action, stressing that the Nigerian Army was ready to support the police where necessary for peace and unity of the country.

Furthermore, the commander expressed appreciation to the principal and teachers of Government Secondary School Rimi for providing the venue for the gesture in spite of the short notice.

The principal, Government Secondary School Rimi Wintin Dada in Bauchi State, Malam Mansur Mohammed, commended the Nigerian Army for choosing his school to mark the historic event.

He said the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2024 is a blessing to his school and promised to ensure that the donations meet the need to they are meant for.

Mohammed added that the event has given the students the correct perspective of what the Nigerian Army is known for “discipline and professionalism”.

He said the students are now better informed about the army, especially for the students that would want to choose it as a career afterward.

Highlights of the event include a 20-minute enlightenment video clip shown to the students on Nigerian Army activities, short talk presentations on the need to be patriotic citizens of Nigeria, the importance of imbibing the principles of honesty and integrity at all times and the donation of educational materials.

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