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NDA’s host community seeks support for dilapidated bridge

The District Head of Rigasa, Architect Aminu Idris, has called for the support of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) to assist the community fix their…

The District Head of Rigasa, Architect Aminu Idris, has called for the support of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) to assist the community fix their dilapidated bridge linking Lema and Mando in Afaka community in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.

Arc Idris, who noted that Afaka which played host to the academy had been enjoying relative security through the NDA 37, Demo Battalion, which troops he said were always patrolling the area to ensure the safety of lives and property.

Represented by Alhaji Sidi Aliyu during the presentation of scholarships and educational support materials to over 100 orphans and the less privileged in the community over the weekend, the district head thanked the NDA Commandant, Major General John Ochain, for his various interventions, which he said had positively impacted the lives of orphans and the less privileged in Afaka.

He further said, “We appreciate what the academy has been doing for us, but we still want to appeal to the commandant to fix the dilapidated bridge linking Lema and Mando communities.”

The commandant, who was represented by the Deputy Commandment, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) SK Aneke, assured the community of his continued support towards the progress and development of the area.

He thanked the community for creating a peaceful environment for the academy to carry out its activities, describing Afaka as a good host, and promised to relay all the community’s requests to the commandant.

During the programme, the community honoured Gen Ochain in appreciation of his unwavering support and magnanimity to orphans and the less privileged in their community.

 

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