Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State (r) During Major-General Francis Azinta and Team's Visit to His Office in Osogbo, State Capital Photo: Dateline

Osun is prepared to host command school, says Governor Oyetola

*Nigerian Army considers Osun State as the most peaceful in Nigeria ─Maj.-Gen. Francis Azinta

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Following the recent Federal Government’s offer to accommodate one of the six new girls’ military schools in Nigeria, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said that the state is ready and willing to host one of the command schools being established in the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Governor Oyetola, who spoke when a military delegation, led by Major-General Francis Azinta, at Abeere, Osogbo, the state capital, disclosed that Ede is the most suitable host community in the state, according to report.

The governor described Ede as a secure and peaceful community, saying the Command School in the community would be a suitable host.

Oyetola said: “I want to thank the Army for counting our state worthy of hosting one of such great institutions. Our state is well-positioned for this.

“We also don’t have to look for virgin land since there is a Command School in Ede.

“I’m happy that you acknowledged that our state still remains the most peaceful in the country.

“Ede is a very secure place for such a school. Our people are also very friendly and accommodating.

“We appreciate the gesture; we are very eager, ready and willing to support this noble project.”

General Azinta said the Army is considering Osun as one of the hosts, being the most peaceful state in the country.

The Army General said: “In 2017, the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, established the Women Corps.

“This year, he mooted the idea of establishing the girls’ military schools which will combine academic and military trainings for young women, particularly for those aspiring to take up careers in the military.

“There will be six across each geopolitical zone, one for each. The Army has also resolved that at least 60 per cent of annual enrolment will be from the zone.”

He further stated: “This is the first place we came to in the South-West; we are considering establishing in the existing command schools.

“We are also open to the option of a virgin land, provided the state is ready to partner with the military.”

Azinta said the proposed school site must not be in a remote part, so that “it can be accessible to students from different parts of the country since it is a national school.”

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