The Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, on Tuesday donated a motorised borehole facility to Unguwan Malam Sule, Jushin-Waje community in Zaria to boost the civil-military relationship.
Commissioning the project at Unguwan Malam Sule, Jushin-Waje in Sabongari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the Commandant, Maj-Gen. Muktar Mohammed-Bunza urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the facility.
He said: “The essence of this project is to foster civil-military relation, that is between the Nigerian Military School Zaria and our host community, Anguwan Malam Sule, Jushin-Waje community.
“Apart from this, we have been extending similar gesture to different communities annually; whenever we have an end of the season exercise we conduct civil-military relation activities to the neighbouring communities.
“In the last two years, people of Karaukarau have been benefiting and this year we said let us come to our host community to sink this borehole for them.”
He said the project was in line with the mission and vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, towards facilitating good relationship between the civilians and the military across the nation.
On the relationship of the school with its host community, the Commandant said for the past 65 years of the school’s existence, it had lived peacefully and harmoniously with its host community.
“There had never been any day that we had a misunderstanding between the school and the host community and we pray this cordial relationship will continue to flourish until eternity,” he prayed.
Responding, the Village Head of Anguwan Malam Sule, Alhaji Abdullahi Tanko-Sule, appreciated the commandant for what he described as a people-oriented project.
“We thank God Almighty for bringing this kind of individual to lead the school which we happened to be the host, we appreciate his humility, kindness and accommodation.”
Tanko-Sule promised to ensure that the facility was put to good use for the benefit of the entire community.
He, however, appealed to his subjects to see the project as their personal property, adding that every individual must play his/her role towards safeguarding the facility.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility with a large overhead tank is constructed with four tap-heads for multiple usage.