Presidential Guards Brigade provide motorized borehole, medical outreach to Kuje communities
The Presidential Guards Brigade on Wednesday 7 December 2022 commissioned a Solar Powered Borehole in Rije community and also provided free medical and educational outreaches in Danfara village and Government Secondary School kuje, in Kuje Area Council.
A statement by the Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa said the projects were delivered in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS) vision and as part of Guards Brigade zeal to continue to win the confidence of the general populace to effectively secure and defend the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it’s environs.
In his remarks, the COAS represented by the director, Psychological Operations Department of Civil Military Affairs, Brigadier General Ojogbane Adegbe said the project which is part of the non kinetic face of the ongoing Exercise Enduring Peace for the year 2022 is aimed at impacting positively on the host communities where the operations have been conducted.
He added that the projects no doubt would address the acute water shortage been faced by the affected communities while also improving on their wellbeing as a community.
He stressed that the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya remains committed to partnering with host communities to enhance positive civil military relationship across the country.
General Adegbe implored members of the benefiting community to cultivate good maintenance culture to manage and protect the projects so that it could serve them and at the same time stand the taste of time.
Similarly in Danfara community, the Brigade also carried out Free Medical outreach and distributed educational materials worth thousands of naira to Government Secondary school kuje.
Earlier in his welcome address the Commanding Officer 176 Guards Battalion Lt Col Kolawole Adisa said the benefitting community were selected based on the need assessment carried out during the kinetic phase of the Brigade exercise Enduring Peace carried out around the FCT and it’s environs
Also speaking during the event, the representative of the Commander Guards Brigade Col Peter Oyegoke said the Brigade remains committed to partnering with all communities to enhance actionable intelligence sharing and effective security of the Federal Capital Territory.
He noted further that more communities would benefit in future projects and urged them to continue to support the Nigerian Army and the Brigade to ensure effective security and defence of the nation’s seat of power.
The event was climaxed with inter-agencies seminar which brought together all heads of security agencies within the Federal Capital Territory.