Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has called on state governments to support the Nigerian military in the fight against social vices that constitute threats to national security.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor , Malam Jibril Ndace , in Minna on Saturday disclosed that Bello made the call during the 60 th Passing Out Parade at the Nigerian Military School in Zaria .
Bello said that the military deserved the full cooperation of other Nigerians to overcome the onerous challenges and threats across the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bello is an ex -boy of NMS class of ’ 84 .
“ Our military is overstretched ; these are the boys that will replace our retiring military officers , therefore , the school needs our assistance and donation.
“ I am calling for the intervention of old boys of the school and the support of other states government to help build new structures and maintain existing facilities since the school admit an equal number of students from every state .”
The governor pledged the Niger government’ s contribution of a 20 room hostel comprising of administrative and toilet facilities.
He also donated N500,000 to the overall best boy, Joseph Ughasoro , for being outstanding in drilling, map reading and computer science .
Bello advised the graduating students to conduct themselves in a manner that would portray the image of the school in good light always .