BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
WARRI – Nigerian army has enjoined pupils in primary schools in Delta state to listen to the good advice from their parents, teachers and guardians so they could grow to become responsible leaders in the country.
Commander Sector I, Operation Delta Safe, Col Alhassan Grema made the appeal in Oharisi primary school, Ughelli north and Etako primary school , Okpare-Olomu community, Ughelli south local government area while donating classroom chairs and note books to the pupils.
He said the formative stages of every child countered in the quality of leadership the child grow to exhibit, adding that the Nigerian army targeted pupils in primary schools for the donations because every Nigerian child should see the value of education and grow to become responsible citizens.
Col Grema said the visit to the primary schools and donation of chairs and note books were part of the civil – military engagement lined up for the Operation Crocodile smile III ongoing in the Niger Delta region.
Chairmen Ughelli south local government area , Dr Kofi Richard and his Ughelli north counterpart , Mr Adode Godwin thanked the army for the gesture, expressing hope that it would further deepen military- civil relationship in the areas.
The army also conducted clean up exercise in Sapele , headquarters of Sapele local government area on Saturday
Soldiers pushed the heap of dustbins at the dumpsite on New road deeper away from the road.
They also cleared waste at a spot in Amukpe area of the local government area. Chairman of the local government, Hon Eugene Inoaghan hailed the soldiers for the efffort, saying the action had brought them closer to the civil populace.
Some of the pupils of the various schools filed out to collect the books, thanking the army for the donations.