The GOC 3 Div/ Comd OPSH, Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali, today, 8 Jun 22, commissioned a solar-powered borehole which he donated to the Jebbu community in Bassa Local Government Council of Plateau State.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the GOC noted that the borehole aimed at addressing a critical need of the people was a demonstration of the goodwill of the 3 Division and the Nigerian Army to the good people of the Jebbu community who are neighbours to Maxwell Khobe Cantonment.
Speaking further, the GOC observed that a situation where the people have to cross the fence to get potable drinking water in the Cantonment would be passed.
He stressed that the water facility would allow children to concentrate on their studies rather than seeking water. The GOC urged the beneficiaries to protect the facility jealously.
Earlier in his remarks, the Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, Col MT Nagudu, remarked that when the need for the borehole was identified, the GOC directed the engagement of a competent contractor who executed the quality work within two weeks.
Appreciating the GOC for the kind gesture, the Vice-Chairman Bassa Local Government Council, Mr Joshua Ishaku, noted that the project had relieved the Council of the effort of providing water to the community.
Also, in his remarks, the Acting Paramount Ruler of Rukuba Chiefdom Ati Adamu Ingmale thanked the GOC for the gesture and wished him God’s protection and more wisdom in the discharge of his duties.
In her vote of thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Priscilla Yusuf expressed gratitude to the GOC for providing the borehole. She noted that the borehole would end its daily search for potable water. She prayed to God to grant the GOC more strength, wisdom and blessings in the days ahead.