Command Secondary School Lafia to take off September 2016

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Military High Command that all structures for the Command Secondary School Lafia would be completed before the end of August 2016 so as to enable the school take off with its first batch September 2016 in line with the new school calendar

Governor Almakura made this known was he received Representatives from the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, led by the Director General, Major General JSG Hamakim at the Government House Lafia.

He thanked the Army High Command for the establishment of a Command Secondary School, stating that the state had been waiting for the school putting in mind the quality and standard that has become the hallmark of command secondary schools across the nation. He said they were very sure the school would add value to the level and standard of education in the state.

He made it known that the state was tirelessly working to meet up with all the conditions set by the Army High Command. He made a case for a desk officer to be on ground to act as a liaison and a guide to the speciationís needed for the military structures so as to meet the time line and maintain the required high standard.

Lastly, he commended the Nigerian Army for the support it has given the state toward the maintaining the peace within the state , stating that since 2012 when the state had communal crisis the army had been there to assist the police in ensuring peace , and the establishment of a military barracks in Doma assuring them of the stateís commitment towards supporting the Nigerian Army and its projects within Nasarawa State .

Speaking earlier, the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja Director General, Major General JSG Hamakim commended the vision of the Nasarawa state Government for partnering to bring a Command Secondary School to the State. He gave the appreciation of the Chief of Army Staff of the support Nasarawa State has given to the army over the years , and the assurance that the school would hopefully take its first intake September 2016.

Gov. Almakura presented the Director General a gift to mark the visit and then proceeded to take him on an extensive tour of the Command Secondary School , that had multiple contractors working to raise the needed structures.