By Goodluck Ikiebe
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has commissioned the Phase II of the 37 Nigerian Defence Academy Demonstration Battalion Officers Quarters, as well as the Obstacle Crossing Course of the Battalion to boost moral of personnel.
The newly commissioned Officers Quarters consist of four blocks of five two bedroom flats for use of the Officers of the Batallion.
Lt Gen Lagbaja, who recalled during the commissioning ceremony that he was also the Special Guest of Honour during the commissioning of the Phase I of the Battalion’s Officers Quarters earlier in the year, urged the officers of 37 NDA Demo Battalion to put to good use the facility and adequately maintain it.
He went further to underscore the importance of good accommodation in boosting the morale of officers and men in any battalion.
In another vein, the COAS tasked the officers and men of 37 NDA Demo Battalion to always keep fit and stay battle ready by taking advantage of the newly commissioned Obstacle Crossing Course. He equally urged them to be proactive in the defence of the immediate perimeters of the Nigerian Defence Academy and its environs.
Highlights of the event include a demonstration of Obstacle Crossing by the men of the 37 NDA Demo Battalion, Signing of the Visitors’ Book by the COAS, presentation of souvenir to the COAS by the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General JO Ochai, a novelty Crossing of the Obstacle Course by Corps Members serving in NDA, and a group photograph.
Dignitaries present during the event include Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General JO Ochai , Principal Staff Officers of the Academy among others.