Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has inaugurated 84 units of two-bedroom flat housing for the Nigerian Army at the Wellington Bassey Barracks, 6 Amphibious Battalion, Ibagwa.
The quarters which are for corporals and low level officers were constructed in the first phase of the State government’s housing intervention aimed at ameliorating accommodation problems faced in the barracks.
Inaugurating the quarters on Saturday 18th May, Governor Emmanuel said the project was in appreciation of support given by the battalion to the State.
He lauded the Army for collaborating with other security agencies to combat crime thus making the State safe for investors and investments.
The governor said his administration undertook the intervention because of the decrepit state of infrastructure he saw in the barracks when he visited in 2018.
“When I came to the barracks last year, I was not comfortable with the dilapidated accommodation I saw the low level ranks staying with their…