A solar-powered borehole has been donated by the 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army to Alamala, the host community situated in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
On Saturday, during the inauguration of the borehole, the commander, Brigadier General Mohammed Aminu, stated that it was an undertaking of “Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities for Exercise Still Waters III.”
It has come to light that the undertaking of the project was in response to the Baale of Alamala, Akeem Adeyemi, who requested a borehole during the Brigade Commander’s visit on September 20.
The chief of the community apprised the commandant of the water scarcity issue that his or her organization was experiencing.
“The borehole project was one of the initiatives undertaken by the Brigade to enhance the existing civil-military cooperation within its Area of Responsibility,” Aminu explained.
In response, the community of Baale of Alamala expressed gratitude towards the Army for ensuring the successful completion of the project and putting the borehole to good use.
In a similar fashion, the commander initiated a free medical outreach at the Owode Town Hall, located in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun, with an estimated one thousand recipients in attendance.
Free medical consultations, general body and blood pressure examinations, blood sugar testing, eye exams, distribution of mosquito nets, and reading spectacles were among the many activities included in the medical outreach.