The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made donation of academic books to the Nigerian Army for distribution to its institutions across the country.
Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, made this known in a statement in which he said that CBN’s Director of Monetary Management, Mr Moses Tule, presented the books on behalf of the bank’s Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja.
Presenting the books, Emefiele said that the gesture was in line with the bank’s mandate of supporting academic institutions in the country with necessary materials to improve learning.
He lauded the army for degrading and decimating Boko Haram terrorists and promised to always support the initiatives of the army in providing security for the nation.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who received the books, expressed the Army’s appreciation for the gesture.
Buratai noted that the bank had been playing significant roles in counter-insurgency operations through timely release of funds for the prosecution of war.
He, however, requested the bank’s assistance for the renovation of barracks in the North-East.