In 1970, just after the war, the University of Nigeria, Nsụka re-opened to continue tertiary education. But there were too many problems and faults as a result of destructions. One of such big issues was WATER. The sunken borehole before the war had been damaged during the war. Nigerian government, in a bid to intervene, sent some Nigerian engineers to fix the borehole. The said engineers, after grandstanding around the stuff for weeks and have probably shown they knew it all, declared the UNN water system "dead, forever".