Basawa Army Barracks Cantontment Holds 2021 WASA



 The Nigerian Army establishments in Basawa Barracks Zaria,
comprising the NASMP, NASLS and 11 FER have impressively sustained the age long military tradition of holding West African Social Activities (WASA) annually after a successful training year. 
Major General AJ Fagge, Commandant Martins Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Center disclosed this at the 2021 WASA held at the parade ground at the weekend.
He said it’s a regimental event which affords informal and social interaction of officers, soldiers and their families to celebrate the end of the year and to usher in the activities of the new year. 
The special guest of honour also said it is an avenue for the barracks community to showcase the rich and diverse cultures of our nation.

I am glad to observe that the officers and men as well as their families are in tune with the rich tribal cultural prowess for which our great country Nigeria is known for,” he added.
According to him, “judging by the brilliant displays by the various cultural troupes that performed this afternoon, it is evident that you all have not broken links with your cultural backgrounds. 
“I am therefore, convinced that this gathering today has been worthwhile and the aim of the West African Social Activities which is to promote cultural harmony, team spirit and tolerance amongst military personnel has been duly achieved”.  
He congratulated them for the successful conduct of year 2021 training activities which culminated into holding the event.

“I wish to also commend you all for your level of discipline and dedication to duty during the year 2021,” he added.

He charged them to remain focused and highly resilient to all forms of distractions, as they commence another training year.
General Fagge said this is important at this time that the Nigerian Army is making all efforts to consolidate on the achievements it has so far recorded in all its activities geared towards ensuring peace and stability across the country. 
The special guest of honour also urged them to remain proactive in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities and to redouble efforts in achieving greatness in the year 2022. 
According to him, “the Nigerian Army is not oblivious of some of the challenges you are facing in the barracks, it is most gratifying to see the ongoing renovation works going on.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commandant Nigerian Army School of Military Police, Brigadier General MO Erebule said those in the barracks have benefited from many projects which have been completed, while some are ongoing.
He said the projects include construction of a new officers transit accommodation quarters, issuance of Hilux, Coaster bus and TCV to the school and provision of new motor bikes.
On the civil- military cooperation, General Erebule said some activities we’re conducted to enhance the corporate image of the barracks.
During the ceremony, the barracks community showcased their  cultural heritage.


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