Following approval by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre for the establishment of an Army Command secondary school in Nasarawa state, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has donated Dunama college, Lafia, for the take off of the school.
Nasarawa state deputy governor, Mr. Silas Ali Agara, who made this known when he received the Army delegation on behalf of Governor Al-Makura, said based on the approval of a request made in 2014 by the Army High command, the state government was committed to ensure the commencement of academic activities of the school soon.
He assured that the state government would shoulder the responsibility of building male and female hostels, library, dinning hall and kitchen, worship centres as well as carry out the land scaping of the administrative block along with the fencing of the school to fast track its take off.
Agara requested that, upon commencement, the school should absolved academic and non-academic staff of the Dunama college.
General Johnny Hamakim, Director of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, who led the delegation assured that the Army is targeting September, 2016, for the formal commencement of academic activities, saying it would not only be of advantage to the army but indigenes of the state who would be absorbed.
When asked on the standard of the school, he said that the Nigerian Army has been known for maintaining high standard, noting that the school would not compromise on standard.
“Our mission to Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital is in furtherance with the relationship that was earlier established between us and the state government and we are prepare to commence renovation of the school allotted so as to establish a command secondary school”.