By Halimah Balogun
The Nigerian Military Corps of Engineers on Sunday commissioned a number of initiatives on the Military Barracks in Epe.
The initiatives commissioned embrace the Officers Mess, Married Officers Quarters, Parade Floor, 985m Fence, three x storehouses, Journal, Armoury, the official residence of the Commandant NASFA, 1.eight km Street, 19 x CBQs, the Corporal and Beneath Membership amongst others.
Representing the Chief of Military Workers, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, Main Normal John Malu stated that the current enlargement of the Military from 5 Divisions to eight Divisions construction with a number of instructions developing that there was must reoccupy these barracks that have been closed down.
Consequent upon this, the COAS directed that the undeveloped parts of the Epe Barracks be reoccupied, including that the directive was premised on two important exigencies. The primary was the necessity to set up army presence within the basic space of Epe, in order to beef up safety, and the second was the necessity to relocate some items and formations affected by the enlargement of a railway mission round Yaba, being undertaken by the current administration, to enhance the nationwide transportation system.
“As we fee the reconstructed Epe Barracks as we speak, I deem it essential to have a look again at historical past. The NA acquired this land in 1970 and it was gazetted in the identical 12 months. Acquisition of extra acreage over the following 5 years introduced the whole land space to 440 hectares by 1975. A part of the land was developed right into a barrack whereas a big portion was left for coaching and future growth,” he stated.