The Nigeria Company (NIGCOY) 4 ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) arrived in The Gambia on 23 March 2019 under the auspices of the providing peace and security. Additionally, the ECOWAS Mission mandated Contingents to strengthen Civil – Military Relations through quick impact community projects, sensitization programs, sporting activities, medical outreach as well as providing other humanitarian services. In compliance with the ECOWAS mandate, the NIGCOY 4 ECOMIG had within first and second quarter of 2020 carried out some notable Civil – Military activities in The Gambia which included donation of funds and food stuffs amongst others. For instance, on 3 February 2020, the Unit granted financial assistance to the tune of GMD 10,000 to Fajara Barracks Lower Basic School to enable them conduct education tour for students of Grades 3 and 4. Additionally, on 10 February 2020, the Contingent granted a financial assistance of GMD 10,000 to Yundum Barracks Upper Basic School. The purpose of the donation was to cater for refreshment during the Inauguration Ceremony of a new structure within the school premises. Similarly, on 14 March 2020, the Unit granted financial assistance to the tune of GMD 10,000 to Fajara Barracks Nursery School to enable them take part in the Nursery Schools Independence Anniversary play-let at the McCarthy Sq. Likewise, on 28 April 2020, the Unit Granted financial assistance of GMD 20,000 for the installation of an overhead water tank at the Regional Health Directorate office complex Lower River Region Mansakonko.
Furthermore, on 18 May 2020, the Unit in an effort to support the Gambian Government in providing palliatives to vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures donated food items to A1 – Jawuhri Orphanage Home Wullinkama and Shiek Ousaiman Quranic School Farato. The food items donated included rice, spaghetti, vegetable oil, sugar, milk and tin tomatoes amongst others. In summary, these mentioned humanitarian services were embarked upon to further strengthen the already established cordial Civil – Military Relationship between the NIGCOY 4 ECOMIG and the good people of the Republic of The Gambia.
The Commanding Officer NIGCOY 4 ECOMIG Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Tijjani Nagudu therefore wishes to inform the general public of these developments. He also solicits for the cooperation of the general public in the discharge of the ECOWAS Mandate so as to pave way for peace, security and development in The Gambia.
Captain AA TIJJANI
Public Relation Officer
Nigerian Company 4 ECOMIG