Nigerian Army Brigade Joins Forces with NYSC Members for Community Clean-up as part of Army Day Celebration

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media. Soldiers from the Nigerian Army’s 35 Artillery Brigade in Alamala participated in a clean-up initiative on Tuesday along the Lafenwa-Rounder road in the Abeokuta North area of Ogun State.

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Putting aside their firearms, the soldiers, along with members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), engaged in clearing litter and filling potholes with stones.

Promoting Connection with Local Communities

The clean-up initiative was organized as part of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), during which the army seeks to establish connections with the local communities.

Brig. Gen. Muhammed Aminu, the Brigade Commander, emphasized that the event aimed not only to celebrate the army but also to give back to the community.

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Army’s Role in Community Services

Speaking through Garrison Commander Col. Legborsi Nule, Brig. Gen. Aminu explained, “We use the celebration to reach out to our immediate environment, our host communities to render services to them so that they will understand that the Nigerian army is not all about fighting war and battles but also to offer services and utilities.”

The clean-up initiative served as a message to the community that the army is committed to building society and working together with the people.

Bridging the Gap between the Army and the Community

Brig. Gen. Aminu acknowledged the existing gap between the army and its immediate environment and emphasized that activities like the clean-up initiative help bridge that gap.

He stated, “It is a message to the people that we are part of the government to build the society and let people know that we are here as part of them, we are here as brothers and sisters.”

Remembrance and Reflection

Brig. Gen. Aminu highlighted that NADCEL also provided an opportunity to remember the personnel who had made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their duty.

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By actively engaging in community service, the Nigerian Army Brigade demonstrated its commitment to both military operations and the welfare of the local community.

The clean-up initiative showcased the army’s dedication to fostering a strong bond with the people and promoting a sense of unity and shared responsibility.

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