NDA alumni donates food, consumables to orphanage

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

Members of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 26 Short Service Course (SSC) Association, have donated food items, toiletries and other consumables to Abuja Children Home, Karu.

The General Secretary of the association, retired Brig.-Gen. Bassey Etuk, in a statement on Friday, said the gesture was part of their humanitarian activities to give back to the society.

Etuk said the visit and donation to the orphanage was part of activities to mark the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association codenamed, SSC 26 Nigerian Army (NA) Biz.

He said the association had in 2023, introduced humanitarian activity into its AGM where spouses of members visit orphanages.

Etuk said the 2024 AGM was the 12th in the series, adding that their spouses visited the Abuja Children Home (ACH) in Karu where various items were donated.

According to him, the items include bags of various types of grains, cartons of biscuits and Indomie noodles, sanitary tissues and used clothing items.

“The Forum was formed to enhance espirit-de-corps, foster bond of friendship, promote cordial relationship and look into the welfare of retired members and their families.

“The Association’s next AGM will be its 13th and also the 40th Anniversary of members of NDA 26 SSC since they were commissioned as officers into the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Salif Atojoko

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