By: Nelson Agbajor
As part of the Nigerian Army Civil-Military Cooperation activities for the ongoing Exercise STILL WATERS, across designated formations and units in the country, 19 Battalion (Rear) of 63 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Koko in Delta State recently gave out educational materials to pupils of Abeke Primary School in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.
The gesture according to the Commanding Officer of 19 Battalion (Rear), Major JO Ajongbo is part of activities to commemorate the ongoing Exercise STILL WATERS.
The Army CO noted that, education is a very important tool to a successful future and a key factor in building our children future leaders. He noted that, in addition to securing the nation and ensuring a crime-free society, the military is also interested in contributing to the growth and development of the society in the aspects of education, health and others areas aimed at strengthening Civil-Military cooperation.
Major JO Ajongbo while delivering a pep talk to the pupils before the distribution of the notebooks, pencil and other educational materials, enjoined the pupils of Abeke Primary School to be serious with their studies. He added that, as leaders of tomorrow, the pupils must be responsible citizens, good ambassadors of Nigeria not get involved in criminal activities.
While responding, the LGA Chairman represented by the Education Secretary, Sapele LGA, Pastor Dave Inoaghan thanked 19 Battalion of the Nigerian Army for the gesture, noting that this is the first of its kind since he assumed office.
It would be recalled that Exercise STILL WATERS was flagged-off at the Delta State Capital, Asaba continues on 4th October and would continue till 24 December 2021 to checkmate criminal activities and build confidence of citizens as the yuletide season approaches.
The Exercise this year will incorporate the conduct of kinetic operations to project forces to flashpoints/criminal hideouts and other activities in furtherance of civil-military cooperation (CIMIC). As part of CIMIC activities lined up during the Exercise, 19 Battalion (Rear) will conduct environmental sanitation exercises, visits to orphanages as well as medical outreach amongst others.