The 1 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Kebbi state has celebrated the 2016 annual West African Social Activities (WASA) to mark the end of year successful end of training and operational activities.
Newsverge reports that the event was marked by officers, soldiers and their families with varieties of activities that included tug of war, cooking, cultural dances, songs as well as mini Durbar by the Gwandu emirate horsemen.
The colourful event, sponsored by the Diamond bank, also featured cultural dances by the Tiv, Yoruba and Kalagu musicians, the NYSC cultural dance troupe as well as presentation of awards of honour to distinguished friends and well wishers of the soldiers.
The debate with the topic ”Public schools are better managed than private schools”, that was won by Miss Jamila Usman of the Nigerian Army primary school, Dukku Barracks in Birnin Kebbi.
The Charlie Company of the 1 Battalion, Dukku Barracks won the Diamond bank price as the best in cooking competition while the administration company came second.
The Galadiman Gwandu emirate, Ibrahim Bashar, represented the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, who inspected the mini Durbar and the delicacies prepared by the wives of the soldiers from different formations.
The acting commanding officer of the formation, Capt. Ibrahim Aliyu, commended the soldiers for discipline and dedication during the year and called for peaceful coexistence with the immediate community.
A cross section of people who converged at the Barracks described the annual event as entertaining and a major avenue to mingle and share goodwill between civilians and the soldiers and their families.