General Sani Mohammed Assumes Duty As New Commandant Depot NA

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On the left, is Brig. Gen Sani Mohammed taking over the mantle of leadership of Depot Nigerian Army from outgoing Commandant, Maj. Gen Victor Ezeugu

By; SANI ALIYU, Zariä

The new Commandant, Depot  Nigerian Army  Zaria, Brigadier General  Sani Mohammed  has  assumed   duty  as the  Commandant  Chindit  Cantonment after  taking  over from  Major  General  Victor  Okwudili Ezugwu.

Until his  appointment,  Brig. General Sani  Mohammed  was  the  acting  Director manpower  planning (Army).

A member of the  38  regular  course  of  the  Nigerian  Defence  Academy (NDA) Kaduna, a  seasoned and  professional  infantry  officer  with   Bachelor’s  degree  in Biological  Science  and  Masters in Defence  Studies,  Mirpur  Dhake,  Bangladesh .

Brigadier  General  Mohammed  has  served in  several  Nigerian Army  units and  formations  where  he held  appointments  within  his  rank.

Speaking  at the  handing  over  ceremony,  the  outgoing  Commandant,  Major  General  Victor Okwudili Ezugwu  said,  he  would do  his  best in improving the  welfare, standard  and  infrastructure  within the  cantonment.

Some  of his  modest  achievements  in Depot NA include improvement of peace  in Zaria  and its  environs,  lighting  the  nooks and  crannies of  Chindit  Cantonment  with  solar  powered   street  lights.

In order to  tackle  the  accommodation  hiccups  confronting  the  personal of  Depot  NA, he  remodeled   already  abandoned  dilapidated  building,  SNCO  blocks and  transformed them to  a  befitting  transit  camp  for  SNCOS  of  Depot  N.A

The  outgoing  Commandant  also  expressed  concerns  over the  infrastructural development when  he  assumed  duty.

He  provided  additional  water  point  in the  barracks  and  renovated  some  living  quarters and  offices.

General Ezugwu expressed appreciation to the Emir of Zazzau, Alh.Shehu Idris  for his  fatherly advice  which  he always  rendered  to him, whenever  he  approached him on any  issues.

He also  commended the  host  community  for their  hospitality and  peace which  always  becomes  memorable  to  him  as he  enjoyed   his  stay.

General Ezugwu said he has promoted research and encouraged reading culture among the recruits and the entire Buffalo family.

He pioneered the construction of a multimedia library in the institution and the reconstruction of Depot Nigerian Army quarter guard.

Gen.  Ezugwu’s generosity is not limited to the Barracks it also goes beyond which the host community also benefited.

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