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Nigerian Airforce builds new arcade in Abuja.

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The Nigerian Air Force through the Nigerian Air Force Investments Limited (NAFIL) on Wednesday, October 28 commissioned a games arcade and waterpark in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that sequel to the board of directors’ approval to establish the event centre in Abuja, NAFIL bought a plot of land designated as green area for parks and recreation, measuring a total of 1.47 hectares in Wuse Zone 5 Abuja to be used for the games arcade and water park. Speaking at the event, the managing director of NAFIL, Air Commodore CU Nwagwu, stated that the facility is one of NAFIL’s efforts at diversification of its portfolios and enhancing its turnover while contributing its quota at meeting the welfare needs of NAF personnel and that of the general public. He noted that the company has gradually grown to become a leading investment outfit that manages contributions of NAF personnel.

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“It was to this end that NAFIL decided to identify a green area within Abuja to create facilities for recreation by our personnel and the general public. “This arcade and waterpark which is very well landscaped to enhance its ambience and aesthetics also boast of a games arcade which could also be used to host events, a large gazebo housing a restaurant and bar, a children’s play area, a football pitch, an outdoor fitness area and a natural fish pond. “This is to make sure there is something to attract every member of the family to our taste of hospitality.”

On his part, the FCT director, department of development control, Mukhtar Usman said the ANFIL park will add value to the recreational sector in the nation’s capital.

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Mallpai foundation empowers 6000 IDPs in Abuja.

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Mallpai Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has empowered about 6,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in New Kuchingoro community, Abuja.

Organisers of the event told Legit.ng that the effort was made in order to mitigate the ripple effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the internally displaced persons in the Federal Capital Territory. The foundation, founded by the wife of the Kebbi state governor, Hajiya Aisha Bagudu, engaged the IDPs with training on phone repairs, catering, making of pastries, production of soap and baby food among others. While speaking during the empowerment programme, Hajiya Bagudu said that as a mother, she is is moved by the impacts of several challenges that the country is experiencing on the masses.

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“You can notice that in this country now, we have a lot of problems, whether we say it or not. I’m talking as a founder of an NGO, as a human being, as a mother as well.
“We have a lot of challenges that we are facing in this country, so we decided to do something to help the youth and the women as well. We want to train them, not the usual outreach that we give them and go away.” Medical workers from the foundation conducting tests for the Internally Displaced Persons. T

The director of media and communication, Mallpai Foundation, McEva Temofe, noted that from their research they discovered that the IDPs in New Kunchingoro community had been severely affected by the lockdown and abandoned by the system.

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