Committee applauds Jonathan for supporting Armed Forces welfare

The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation,  Mrs Binta Muazu, says President Goodluck Jonathan has great concern for the welfare of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, bearing in mind the completed accommodation intervention projects.

Muazu stated this during the inspection of the arrival hall for new recruits of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Wey in Lagos.

She said that part of the President's transformation agenda was for the armed forces to have befitting accommodation.

``When you are living well, you will work well. This transformation of the armed forces is happening everywhere in the country.

``But as you can see, this is an arrival hall for new recruits into the Navy where they will be kept to be trained," she said. 

The committee inspected the Navy town in Ojo, the Nigerian Armed Force Resettlement Centre, (NAFRC) Oshodi and the Ikeja Cantonment.

The NAFRC and Ikeja Cantonment have six and five blocks respectively, while each of the blocks have 10 apartments made up of a room and a parlour.

The Commander of the NNS Wey, Navy Commodore Ignatus Iliya, commended the presidency for the rehabilitation of the hall.

``Previously, we were using somewhere that was not conducive but we thank the presidency for the intervention and I believe the problem of accommodation will be eradicated,'' he said.

Maj. Gen. Suleiman Aliyu of NAFRC also thanked the government’s initiatives for the rehabilitation of the Centre.