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Nigerian Army promotes security, culture with WASA day

By Tola Gbadamosi

The Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General John Rinbuk Lar has lauded his men and other security agencies for maintaining peace and security in Ondo and Ekiti states .

The Commander stated this at the just concluded 2023 West African Social Activities (WASA) held at 32 Artillery Brigade headquarters, Owena cantonment,  Akure.

WASA is aimed at bringing together officers and their families and to strengthen the existing bonds among different ethnic groups in the military.

The Army boss commended the groups  for showcasing the different cultures and traditions in the country.

According to him, WASA day is an opportunity for officers and soldiers to mingle, revisit their traditions and culture, even as he expressed happiness with the Army for maintaining the WASA tradition.

He said it was the determination of the Nigerian Army to create an avenue to socialize with fellow soldiers and families, noting it has become an integral part of activities in the Nigerian Army annually.

“The essence of WASA is to ensure that soldiers and officers do not forget or abandon their traditions and culture due to the exigencies of military life.”

He urged all security agencies and other stakeholders to synergise in order to secure year 2024

He assured that men of the 32 Artillery Brigade are poised to consolidate with the gains of 2023 in order to provide a safe and secure environment to enable socio-economic activities to thrive in both states.

He appreciated the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Lagbaja for his support and other resources to consolidate the achievements.

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He also appreciated the Core Artillery, Maj. Gen. Marcus Kangye for providing strategic guidance and support to the brigade at all times.

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