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COAS inaugurates laboratory in Kano school

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has inaugurated a 25-seat capacity computer laboratory built for the Government Girls Secondary School Charanchi, Bichi Local Government Area, Kano State.

Inaugurating the project on Saturday, Lagbaja said the project was part of efforts to encourage the learning of ICT at the secondary school level.

He explained that the Special Intervention Projects were initiated by his office to support communities of serving senior officers of the Nigerian Army who, through dedication to duty and service to the nation, rose to the enviable rank of Maj.-Gen.

Represented by Maj. Gen. Nosakhare Ugbo, Chief of Civil Military Affairs, the project would complement existing infrastructure and promote and strengthen civil-military cooperation in such beneficial communities.

“This project will further serve as an avenue to associate with communities,” he said.

The COAS congratulated the project executor, Maj. Gen. Umar Bichi-Abubakar, who is the Coordinator, Peace Support Operations, Ministry of Defense, for the timely completion of the project and the quality of work done.

Earlier, Bichi-Abubakar expressed appreciation to the COAS for the project.

He also commended him for funding the project, giving back to Nigerians, and putting smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries.

Bichi-Abubakar disclosed that the centre would cater for 1,380 female students at the school.

He said that the computer knowledge they would acquire would help them even in their matrimonial homes.

According to him, the centre will further strengthen civil-military relations.

Bichi-Abubakar called on the residents of the community to make the best use of the facility.

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Also speaking, the principal of the school, Safiya Mahe, commended the military for sitting on such an important project there.

She said that the centre would further strengthen girl-child education in the area.

Some of the students who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) thanked the Nigerian Army for providing the only computer laboratory in the school.(NAN)

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