By Peter Amine
The Nigeria Army has commenced the construction of one million litres per day water treatment plant at Maxwell Khobe Cantonment Rukuba, near Jos.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, during the ground breaking on Saturday said the facility would address the water needs of the cantonment and the surrounding communities.
Buratai, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. John Malu, Commander, Corps Engineers, said that the initiative was in line with his vision to have professionally responsive Nigerian Army to play its constitutional role.
He said that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), having identified water as one of the challenges faced by residents of the cantonment, decided to rehabilitate the collapsed dam.
“The dam collapsed and is no longer functional, and therefore, he carried out a feasibility study and feels that should be rehabilitated to provide water for the barracks community.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria