Army Chief, Buratai donates house to ex-soldier evicted by Kaduna Govt


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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai has donated a 3-bedroom house to an 85-year-old retired Warrant Officer, Paul Ojo, who was evicted from his home by the Kaduna State Government.

Ojo was evicted from his former residence at Kabala Costain Kaduna on August 17, it was learnt.

Buratai, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Maj.-Gen Usman Muhammad, said he was moved by the unfortunate circumstances that led to Ojo’s eviction.

“I was emotionally touched by your plight and consequently directed that an alternative permanent accommodation be secured for you and your family.

“Pursuant to this, we were able to secure a more befitting house.

“It is thus my pleasure to formally present this 3-bedroom house to you as a mark of goodwill and uncommon gesture.

“The Nigerian Army had always demonstrated its willingness to impact on personnel welfare and that of their families.

“It is hoped that this gesture will encourage you to continue to uphold the positive tenets of the Nigerian Army as you live in peace and harmony with members of the civil society.

The retired Officer thanked the Army chief for coming to his aid, saying it was a demonstration that his services to the army and Nigeria were not in vain.

“I don’t know how to thank him, but Almighty God will give us peace to rule Nigeria well, the peace that our soldiers will not be facing this type of thing.

“Without notice or anything, I was ejected and I thank God the ejection has turned into glory, thank you very much the Chief of Army Staff for what you have done to me.

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