Nigerian military responds to reports about water shortage in barracks

Nigerian military responds to reports about water shortage in barracks

The 14th Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Ohafia, Abia State has reacted to an online publication by Sahara Reporters about how soldiers and their families lamented the lack of water for cooking during the Christmas season in their barracks.

The reaction was contained in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Thursday by the Acting Deputy Director General of Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Innocent Omale.

Sahara Reporters published a report on January 3 titled, “No cooking on New Year’s Day – Soldiers and families lament water shortage in Nigerian military barracks.”

However, the brigade acknowledged that the problem of water networks in the barracks had been difficult, but noted that some efforts had been made in the past to reduce the impact on the living conditions of soldiers and their families. .

According to Omale, it is noteworthy that since he was appointed as the current brigade commander, he has been proactive in addressing the issue of defective wells in the barracks.

He explained that due to the diligent efforts of the commander, several bad wells were repaired, ensuring a relatively stable water supply to the barracks.

The statement reads in part: “Additionally, to further improve the living conditions of soldiers and their families, the duration of power supply was also extended by utilizing generator sets to support water pumping.

“These initiatives demonstrate the brigade's commitment to prioritizing the well-being of members and families within the barracks.

“Further efforts are currently underway to improve the availability of water and other social amenities within the barracks.

“The Brigade is working diligently to ensure that the living conditions of the 14th Ohafia Brigade are convenient and comfortable for both soldiers and their families.

“The Brigade recognizes the importance of quickly addressing these challenges and remains dedicated to the welfare of our members and their families.”

Mr. Omale assured that the Brigade would continue to prioritize improving the living conditions within the barracks, while thanking everyone for their understanding and support as they work towards achieving the goals set.


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