The Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Aminu, has unveiled a solar-powered borehole in the brigade’s host community, Alamala, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to a statement and photos posted on the official X handle of the Nigerian Army on Saturday, the project, which was part of the Civil Military Cooperation activities for Exercise STILL WATERS III, was unveiled on Thursday.
The statement partly read, “The project was carried out in fulfilment of the request for a borehole made by the Baale of Alamala during the Brigade Commander’s visit on September 20, 2023, where the Baale complained of the challenge of water faced by the community.
“Brig Gen Aminu in his remarks stated that the project is part of the activities undertaken by the brigade to improve on the existing civil-military cooperation within the Brigade Area of Responsibility.
“Chief Adeyemi Akeem Atanda, the Baale of Alamala, while delivering a vote of thanks, stated that the community appreciated the Commander for making the project a reality and extended immense gratitude on behalf of the community to the Brigade Commander, assuring him that the borehole will be put to good use.”
The statement further read that the commander also flagged off a free medical outreach at Owode Town Hall in Yewa South LGA of Ogun State, which targeted about 1,000 beneficiaries.
It read, “Activities for the medical outreach included free medical consultations, general body and BP checks, testing of blood sugar, eye test distribution of mosquito nets as well as issue of reading glasses amongst others.
“In his remarks, the Oba of Owode, Chief Oba (Rev) Akindele, ably represented by Chief Nojeeb expressed his gratitude to the Commander for choosing Owode to conduct the medical outreach.”
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