Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commissioned the entrance road constructed in the 103 Battalion Barracks, Nigerian Army, Awkunanaw, Enugu by the Enugu State Government in support of the Military.
It would be recalled that the governor when he visited the Barracks in late November last year to assess the road, which was then in a deplorable condition, promised to assist the Military with the construction.
Commissioning the road, which was constructed in less than two months, Gov. Ugwuanyi stated that the decision was in line with the tradition of mutual understanding, cooperation and assistance his administration and the 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu have maintained as well as “our resolve to extend development to all corners of the state”.
The governor used the occasion, which coincided with the annual event of 103 Battalion West African Social Activities (WASA), to thank “the Chief of Army Staff, the GOC 82 Division and all the officers and men of the Division for the support and co-operation” they have continued to offer the state government especially in the area of security and peace advocacy.
He reassured the Military of his administration’s commitment to continue to offer necessary support and assistance towards the effective discharge of its duties.
In his remark, the GOC, 82 Division, expressed delight at the governor’s gesture and timely intervention on the road, saying that they were surprised that the project was completed within 30 days.
The annual social/cultural event where officers, soldiers and their families and friends interact with one another in a joyous, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, to mark the end of the successful year and to herald the beginning of the New Year, witnessed various attractions such as tug-of war between the Soldiers wives and female soldiers, among others.