Rivers State Government hands over Chief of Army Staff Guest House to the Nigerian Army

Rivers State Government hands over Chief of Army Staff Guest House to the Nigerian Army
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has handed over the Chief of Army Staff Guest House constructed by the Rivers State Government  to the Nigerian Army. 
 
The hand  over ceremony which  took place at the premises of the Chief of Army Staff Guest House on Friday  was witnessed by senior commanders of the Nigerian Army and officials of the Rivers State Government. 
 
Also present were members  of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association led by Mrs Tukur Buratai. 
 
Speaking  at the hand  over ceremony, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated  that his administration  resolved  to construct the lodge as part of its resolve to give the Chief of Army Staff and other principal  officers befitting accomodation whenever  they are in Rivers State. 
 
The governor said that  the plots where the Guest House  was built initially belonged to  the Nigerian Army before it was revoked. 
 
He said: “The Guest House will also facilitate better response time in the relationship  between the State Governmemt and the Army High Command.  
 
“The Certificate of occupancy will be handed over to the General Officer Commanding 6 Division.  This property  belongs to the  Nigerian Army going forward “.
 
Responding, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai expressed gratitude  to the Rivers State Governor for the kind gesture.
 
He said the  Guest House would be used by the Nigerian Army  to host Chiefs of Army Staff beginning  from himself.
 
After commissioning the project, Governor Wike and the Chief of Army Staff toured the Guest House.