The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Friday inaugurated a newly constructed water segmentation tank, as well as overhead and surface water tanks at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The plant is expected to produce over 1,350,000 litres of water per day and serve the entire Air Force’s headquarters, including members of the host community.
While inaugurating the project, Abubakar explained that the construction of the treatment plant was part of efforts to improve the welfare of the Nigerian Air Force personnel.
He said the NAF Base in Makurdi was one of the oldest in the country, hosting about 3,800 service personnel, but facing a gradual deterioration of facilities and infrastructure due to its old age.
He said, “Water is a major problem. You know that from a capacity of about 150,000 litres, we are now providing over a million litres.
“And from a storage facility that is also about 450,000 litres, we’re now providing over two million litres. I believe this will go a long way in making our personnel comfortable.”