A lucky soldier’s wife at the 23 Armored brigade Yola, has been awarded contract of knitting sweaters popularly called pullovers in army parlance.
Making the disclosure during the flag off of distribution of starter packs to 53 wives, children of soldiers and members of host community enrolled in the Nigerian Army entrepreneurship and skills acquisition, Monday, the brigade commander, Brigadier General Sani Garba Mohammed said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Buratai has asked the woman to produced 1,000 pullovers for inspection.
Muhammed said that Burutai awarded the contract to one woman Mrs Helen Aci, during his recent inspection visit at the command.
“If you recall during the inspection visit by Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Burutai, he saw some sweaters knitted by one woman in the barrack.
“The COAS became interested on the brilliant work and awarded her contract to produce 1,000 sweaters popularly known as pullover to Nigeria Army as samples.
“As I speak to you now, the woman has started producing three different types of the sweaters which we are going to forward them to the army headquarters,” Muhammed said.
He said the headquarters was ready to order more if the woman produced qualitative and standard product.
On the Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition training, the brigade commandant said the centre had enrolled about 77 beneficiaries.
He said among the trainees, 53 were given starter packs each for the training.
” The beneficiaries include Children and spouses of soldiers as well as neighbouring communities,” he said.
He said the aim of the training was to empower and improve the living condition of family of soldiers and to maintain the sustainable cordial relationship with the barrack communities.
Speaking a beneficiary, Mrs Oluwale Ola, thanked the COAS for the foresight.
Ola assured that they would use the opportunity and acquire more knowledge to help their families.
The starter packs distributed to the beneficiaries are in the areas of knitting, sewing, hair dressing, ICT and Shoe making among others.