~Builds School and (10) Multi purpose halls in Officers Villages..
The Kids In Need Society International has announced plans to immortalise the late chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and (10) officers who died in a recent plane crash in Kaduna. In a letter addressed to the chief of defence staff Gen Irabor,by the organisation, the executive director Rev Solomon Semaka extolled the virtues and sacrifices of the fallen heroes. He noted that immortalising the fallen heroes would boost the morale of the nation’s serving troops.
“This gesture is borne out of the need to boost civil/military confidence among our military and citizens to enhance democracy and entrench the gains of the sacrifices made by troops in defence of the country”
Rev Semaka maintained that serving military troops are also citizens and deserve some honour for the sacrifices they make to safeguard our nation. “The late chief of Army Staff brought so much vigour in the fight against insurgency and banditry in nigeria. He alongside with the other officers died in the line of duty and should be honoured for their ultimate sacrifice”
“As an organisation with major focus on child rights and social welfare, we believe this gesture would inspire our young children to grow up and join the military, we also believe it will encourage those in the service of our military to give in their best, knowing that the nation will appreciate their sacrifices”
The organisation said, it will build a school in honour of late Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru in his village and one multi purpose hall for each of the other (10) officers who died alongside with the late COAS in their respective communities.
“This projects would be useful to their respective communities and would assuage the feelings of the families as well”
Rev Semaka, while congratulating the new COAS, Major General Yahaya said it would continue to partner with the military authorities to achieve the desired security needed in the country.