The 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army has donated educational materials to four public primary schools in Akwa Ibom State.
The materials went to Nsit District School, Edem Nsit, QIC Town School, Oboetim Ikot Ekong in Nsit Ibom LGA, Government Primary School, Ikot Isong in Etinan LGA and Lutheran Primary School, Nung Oku in Onna LGA as part of the army’s corporate social responsibility effort.
Speaking in Onna after the donation, the Commander, Brig. Gen. Abdu Hassan, said the donation to meant encourage children to study hard and become better citizens.
He said the army chose the schools on the basis that they were attended by children of low income earners who required attention.
He added that their visit to the primary schools was also intended to correct the impression that the Army was unfriendly.
The Head Teacher of Lutheran Primary School, Nung Oku in Onna, Mr Alex Idem, commended the army for the gesture, noting that the materials would motivate the pupils and reduce stress faced by their parents. He said the army had inspired the pupils with the visit, and expressed hope that the children would emulate them to serve the nation better in future.