Edo Govt. To Relocate Army Barracks

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state has concluded plans to relocate the 4th Brigade Headquarter barracks to a more conducive place.

Obaseki, during the inspecting of the barrack on Sunday, said the state government is making plans to synergize with institution to achieve this feat.

The governor, was accompanied by the Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen Ibrahim Garba.

He expressed displeasure with the dilapidated facilities at the barracks saying that it was imperative for officers and men of the Army live in an ideal environment.

He also said that the Army needed better facilities to strategize and tackle the security challenges in the country.

“This is not an ideal place for military men to live. We are going to work with the Brigade to look at other properties and other barracks to see how we can get land to relocate most of these facilities, including the schools and health facility.

“I don’t think it is in the interest of the nation that our Army officers and men live under these conditions,” he said.

“My administration will provide an affordable social housing scheme that would allow Army officers and men live in decent accommodation,” he said.

Among facilities inspected were the Army Day Primary and Secondary schools, the Medical Centre, residential quarters and water facilities.

 

By Tony Nwanne

 

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