NDA– Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna has dedicated a children’s play park at the national museums and monuments in Kaduna. The military academy disclosed that the park is a part of the academy’s drive to meet its corporate social responsibility goals by giving back to Kaduna and its residents.
The commandant of the NDA, Major-General Adeniyi Oyebade explained that the academy takes the role of corporate social responsibility seriously and has provided basic amenities such as free medical services, drinking potable water and transformers amongst others to communities in Kaduna state.
The commandant was duly represented by Air-Vice Marshal Idi Amin at the commissioning of the play park at the museum grounds. The commandant via his deputy explained to people present that the museums in Nigeria are important institutions that preserve the culture and history of our country.
He further explained that museums present the culture and history of their societies to the members of the general public for educational and recreational purposes. The Nigerian Defence Academy is proud to associate itself with the projects of the museums.
The NDA Commandant also expressed his utmost desire that the children’s play park that was commissioned over the weekend would create a conducive environment for the children that visit the museum and add to the fun and excitement that they normally derive from visiting the museum. It is also the hope of the academy that the park would attract more children to the museum.
The construction of the children’s park was fully funded by the NDA and it has a monkey bridge, several slides, seesaws, playground and other amenities that a world-class children’s park needed. The park can host picnics and has space where families and groups of visitors can sit out and spend time together.
The Acting-Director of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Alhaji Abdulkareem Kadiri accepted the Children’s park on behalf of the museum and appreciated the gesture of the academy and assured the NDA Commandant that the park would be well maintained by the museum and used solely for the purpose provided.