A 14-man delegation from the House of Representatives Committee on Army has visited Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army to inspect infrastructural facilities at the Maxwell Khobe Military Cantonment, Jos the Plateau state capital.
The Committee was met on arrival by the Acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Sani Aliyu.
In a statement from Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations of the division and made available to newsmen yesterday reads that “In his opening remarks, the team leader, Honourable Remamde Shawulu Kwewuh stated that the purpose of their visit is part of their oversight legislative function of inspecting facilities in the barracks before appropriating funds to renovate these facilities.
He opined that the Nigerian Army played a critical role in the stability of this country. As part of their legislative agenda, the committee wanted the military, especially the Nigerian Army in particular to be a world class institution with officers and , with high motivation and with a conducive living environment.
He stressed that they wanted the Nigerian Army to be capable of performing his roles of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation and to be able to protect the rights of Nigerians especially the right to life. He concluded that members were particular with the security sector reforms with a view to ensuring that it meets international best practices.
The statement also reads that: “In his welcome address, the Acting General Officer Commanding, Brigadier General Aliyu appreciated the importance of the visit by receiving members of the House of Representative Committee on Army in person despite his tight schedule. The Acting GOC briefed Committee members on the dilapidated state of medical, accommodation, road network, water system and schools’ facilities as well as epileptic supply of electricity in the barracks. The GOC later conducted the visiting team on facility tour of the barracks. The GOC was accompanied during the visit by the Commander 3 Division Garrison, Brigadier General Benson Akinroluyo, Commander 43 Division, Engineers Brigadier General Okechukwu Ugo, Commander 53 Division Signals, Brigadier General Nwabueze Njoku and other Principal Staff Officers.

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