Army Chief commissions Physiotherapy complex in Kaduna State
By Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Farouk Yahaya has commissioned a Physiotherapy complex at the Jaji Military cantonment medical centre in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
Yahaya restated his commitment to improving all Army medical facilities across Nigeria.
According to him, “the physiotherapy complex will provide treatment of injuries in the veins and nerves, among other injuries that had hitherto not been attended to.”
Yahaya said that “the facility would facilitate treatment to those in need within the Jaji Military cantonment without necessarily going elsewhere which will make it easier and timely.”
He noted that the Army’s provision of medical service equipment and structures at its various formations was to give its troops immediate medical support when the needs arise.
The Army Chief said; “Our enhancement and improvement of medical facilities across Army formations is very important to troops’ morale.
“Administration is also important, and that is why we don’t take it for granted, hence, we choose to build upon what our predecessor left.”
Regarding operations against criminal elements, Yahaya said; “I have picked the tempo, leveraging on enablers provided by President Muhammadu Buhari and commitment to duty by troops across theatres of operations.”
Yahaya promised that the operations would be sustained and that the Nigerian Army would remain committed to improving on its successes.
He said; “We shall live no stone unturned in the pursuit of those criminal bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists, we shall continue to follow them wherever they are.”
The COAS promised that with the support of the Airforce, Navy, and other security agencies, they would continue to neutralise all the criminals with the orders of the Commander-in-Chief.
The Commanding Officer, Jaji Military cantonment medical centre, Lt. Col Bolanle Suleman briefed the COAS on the state-of-the-art medical installation available to personnel and their families in the complex.
Also, the Director Special Forces Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre (ICC), Brig. General Francies Omata on behalf of the Commander Infantry Corps thanked the COAS for his immense support to the Corps.
The army Chief inspected the ongoing projects within the Jaji Military Cantonment.
The projects include the proposed Infantry mess, zoological garden, Nigerian Army School of infantry swimming pool, GTAG complex, and the rigger tower of the airborne wing.