The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai made the donation through the Army Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Njoku.
Buratai said that the gesture was to complement the efforts of the federal and state governments.
“This will complement the palliatives being extended to the Nigerian populace by the federal and state governments during this COVID-19 pandemic as well as portray the army in a positive light,’’ he said.
He also said the gesture was part of the army’s cooperate social responsibility and urged the residents to continue to give credible information to flush out criminals from their areas.
Responding, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Asha, thanked the army for the gesture.
The Newsmen reports that the army is giving palliatives to the poor and vulnerable simultaneously in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory as part of activities marking its 2020 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL).