174 Battalion army celebrates her annual WASA day.Adunni Adetola
- 174 Battalion army celebrates her annual WASA day. Th event took place on the Saturday 15th December at the barracks odogunyan Ikorodu in Lagos.
The o/c the commanding officer 174 Battalion LT.Col. BC EZEH. Welcomed all the people and the special guests amongst are the Area Commander of police Muhammed, The DPO sagamu police station CSP Adekunle Omisakin and many others.
Chief Oyunike as the MC. Other attraction includes the presentation of awards to both the military and the civilians.
According to chief Col. Reuben Nwako Rtd. The omobowale of ikorodu in an interview stated that ” WASA means West African Social activities is an event whereby people from different countries, states and ethnic groups come together to display their talents, show case their cultures. The event takes place at the end of every year for officers and people to relax and be entertained. ”
He also added that ” Initially soldiers performed alone, but now the ceremony had taken another dimension whereby civilians are invited to display some are the traditional and cultural dancers from various ethnics and display of different games.
This year 2018 WASA has a great difference compared to the previous years, is done in such a way that about about 30 ethnic groups were lined up to display but time couldn’t permit.
The significance of lightning the fire at the end of the event symbolizes that event had been concluded.
The WASA day was a great event.