PHOTOS: COAS Unveils Computer Based Test Centre In Osun

Empowering Communities through Civil-Military Cooperation

Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), continues to prioritize the welfare and development of communities across Nigeria.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, he extended the Chief of Army Staff Special Civil-Military Cooperation Intervention projects to Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.

During the commissioning ceremony, Gen Yahaya inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test Centre at Ibokun Grammar School, offering a seating capacity of 275.

Enhancing Access to Education

In his address, Gen Yahaya emphasized the Nigerian Army’s commitment to executing Quick Impact Projects in communities, aiming to supplement existing infrastructure and address various needs.

These initiatives play a vital role in fostering Civil-Military Cooperation and strengthening bonds with beneficiary communities.

The COAS specifically introduced the Special Intervention Projects to support communities where senior officers of the Nigerian Army reside, acknowledging their dedication and service to the nation.

Gen Yahaya commended Maj Gen Adetokunbo Fayemiwo, the Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army), for successfully completing the project and maintaining high-quality standards.

Enthusiastic Support from Local Authorities

Representing the Osun State Governor, the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, urged all relevant agencies and stakeholders in the state to swiftly activate necessary measures to ensure the immediate functionality of the newly commissioned centre.

He emphasized the significant benefits it would bring to students in Obokun and the entire state.

Maj Gen Fayemiwo expressed gratitude to the COAS for his transformative leadership within the Nigerian Army.

He highlighted the numerous projects initiated and funded by the COAS, illustrating his commitment to giving back to the Nigerian people and bringing joy to their lives.

The Computer Based Test Centre in Ibokun will now provide local students with the opportunity to take their WAEC, NECO, and JAMB examinations without having to endure arduous journeys to distant cities.

The commissioning ceremony was graced by esteemed attendees, including the executive Governor of Osun State, represented by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi.

Air Vice Marshal Moses Onilede represented the Chief of Air Staff, and His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, also honored the occasion. The event witnessed the presence of senior military officers, both active and retired, community leaders, and students from the Ibokun community.

As a symbol of growth and sustainability, the Chief of Army Staff planted trees to commemorate the auspicious event, signifying the enduring impact of the newly established Computer Based Test Centre in Ibokun.

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