In a commendable showcase of massive infrastructural improvement, the Nigerian Army Intelligence School (NAIS) received accolades from the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Major General Mohammed Usman. The praise came during the West African Social Activities (WASA) celebration at Tego Barracks, Apapa, Lagos.
Major General Usman, serving as the Special Guest of Honour (SGOH), expressed delight in the notable renovations and academic enhancements achieved under the leadership of the school’s Commandant, Brigadier General Kingsley Nwoko.
Major General Usman acknowledged the commendable structural advancements and academic excellence witnessed in NAIS, highlighting the fulfillment of the Year 2023 AHQ Training Directives. He extended gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for continuous support and exemplary leadership.
Brigadier General Nwoko, in his welcome address, expressed pleasure at the presence of the SGOH, senior officers, and distinguished guests at the WASA celebration. He underscored the significance of WASA in fostering camaraderie among officers, soldiers, and their families, promoting a harmonious relationship between the military and civilian communities.
The Commandant appraised the school’s achievements during the 2023 training year, emphasizing the acquisition of technical equipment, complete renovation of the school, installation of modern teaching aids, and curriculum updates. He noted the provision of daily lunch and shuttle services for staff, as well as internet facilities for both staff and students. These accomplishments align with the COAS Command Philosophy, especially in training, achieving all NA Training Directives for 2023.
Brigadier General Nwoko expressed gratitude to the COAS, Lt Gen TA Lagbaja, for unwavering support and acknowledged the guidance of the CMI(A).
The WASA celebration attracted various dignitaries, including the Commandants of Nigerian Army Signal School, Nigerian School of Finance and Administration, and Nigerian Army Ordnance School. Also present were commanders of formations and units within Lagos, retired senior officers, Dy Comptroller Custom Apapa, heads of other security agencies in Apapa, Chairman Ajeromi LGA, heads of civil organizations, and more. The event featured cultural displays, dance, comedy, tug of war contests, awards presentations to deserving soldiers, and gifts distribution to the SGOH and other dignitaries. The day concluded with the retreat ceremony at 1800hrs and a bonfire led by the SGOH.