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Army Marks 2022 WASA To Promote Social Activity Among Personnel


Feb 18, 2023

The Nigerian Army, 81 Division and Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers on Saturday marked the 2022 West African Social Activities (WASA) to promote bonding with social activities among personnel and families. 

The combined 2022 (WASA) which marks end of the year activities held at 65 Battalion Parade Ground, Bonny Cantonment, Victoria Island, Lagos

Voice of Masses News Nigeria reports that WASA is an annual social event which gives personnel of the Nigerian Army the feeling of home and also to remind them that they are not detached from their culture and traditions.

In his welcome remarks, the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Maj. Gen. Obinna Ajunwa commended the organising committee adding that WASA is an informal social interaction among officers, soldiers, families and invited guests. 

Ajunwa said it was an occasion to reflect on the training activities in the previous year with a view to positioning the Command for greater achievements

The Army boss commended the current synergy between the military and other security agencies as well as the host community as envisaged by the Chief of Army Staff.

He said “although the Army has done well in curbing insecurity so far and would not relent in ensuring peace and tranquility. 

Special guest of honour at the event, Major General Thompson Oliomogbe (Rtd) urge Nigerians to support the military combat insecurity.

Oliomogbe said WASA is an event that all military personnel cherish as it provides the opportunity to interact in a more relaxed atmosphere after a hectic year. 

“It is also another venue to especially recognize personnel that distinguished themselves in conduct during the year.

“As we have witnessed the presentations of awards to the best disciplined officers from each of the participating formations and units, I wish to encourage all to maintain the standard achieved in 2022 and improve on it the Nigeria Army Corps of Engineers and in 81 division,” he said. 

Oliomogbe commended the GOC 81 Div and the Commander Corps Of Engineers, Maj. Gen. Philip Eromosele for their efforts while he urged officers to put in more efforts in combating insecurity. 

Soldiers were presented with awards of excellence and there were cultural displays by the Hausa/Fulani, Igbo, Benin, Kanuri, Yoruba and Tiv dancers. 

The event was witnessed by the
Western Naval Command Chief Staff Officer, Rear Admiral Umar Kaoje Hamza represented Rear Admiral Yakubu Bala Wambai FOC Western Naval Command, Unit Commander Lagos Island Unit Command FRSC, Assistant Corps Commander Esther Uzoma, Assistant Director DSS S. Akala, represented the Director, Lagos State Command, DSS, Senior Officers from the military and paramilitary, traditional rulers, and others.

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