A newly constructed Fire Station and apartment for soldiers have been commissioned by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja in Bonny Cantonment Lagos.

At the commissioning today, 9th October 2023, Lieutenant General Lagbaja said the idea behind the Fire station was to ensure safety and emergency response mechanism for lives and property in the cantonment while improving the welfare of troops and their families.

In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on 9 October 2023 said the newly inaugurated flats had 30 blocks aimed at accommodating soldiers of the rank Corporal and below at 174 Battalion, Odogunyan Barracks, Ikorodu, Lagos state.

According to the COAS, the project was executed to improve the welfare of troops and their families.

Other projects commissioned by the COAS in the barracks are three renovated and remodeled 12 units Corporal Below Quarters. The commissioning of the housing projects ignited moments of electrifying joy, as soldiers and their families, who witnessed the commissioning of the housing projects cheered in appreciation.

The COAS also uses the medium to address troops of  81 Division on the need to be law-abiding and ensure compliance with the laws of Lagos State, adding that their welfare will not be taken for granted under his administration, even as he charged troops to sustain the fight against insecurity for the safety of the citizens.

Earlier, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj Gen Mohammed Usman, assured of the Division’s commitment to achieving the COAS’ Command Philosophy.


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