Abuja – Over 100 physically challenged persons in Southern Kaduna was on Wednesday gifted with various items as palliatives aimed at helping them ameliorate challenges, as at this difficult times, the Army, under the Operation Safe Haven code (OPSH), in-Charge of some parts of Kaduna said.
The efforts were also in line with the Civil-military relationship of the force as enshrined in its rule of engagement, the OPSH said while distributing the items which also includes widows in Sanga local government area of the State.
Commander of the Force, Maj. Gen. Abdulsalami Ibrahim, who also doubles as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Divison Nigerian Army, while at the occasion at the Headquarters Forward Operating Base (FOB) Sanga, said people living with disabilities are key stakeholders and they must be treated specially in the society.
Gen. Ibrahim expressed delight over the bond that exists between people of different ethnic backgrounds and religious groups residing in the Sanga general area.
He assured the commitment of OPSH in safeguarding lives and property of residents.
He also advised the people to prioritize peace in the interest of the younger generation and generations unborn.
In his opening remarks, the commander FOB Sanga, Major Mohammed Galadima, said the gesture was aimed at encouraging the physically challenged persons and widows in the society.
Galadima reiterated that the palliative distribution was part of OPSH civil-military activities designed to assist the less privileged and give them a sense of belonging.
The FOB commander admonished the people to be ambassadors of peace, in order to allow OPSH achieve its mandates. He further thanked the commander for providing the needed support for the success of the event.
Our correspondent reports that the event was contained in a statement sent to our correspondent by the Media Information Officer OPSH, Captain James Oya.