18 More Communities Get Solar Powered Boreholes In Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, February 12, 2021

18 More Communities Get Solar Powered Boreholes In Ogun

Ogun State Government has provided another batch of 18 communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, with Solar Powered Boreholes, to boost water supply at the grassroots.

This brings to 31 communities that have benefitted from such gesture, as it would be recalled that 13 communities in Yewa North Local Government Area had earlier been provided with similar facility.

The benefiting 18 communities in the fresh  batch include Idomoaroko, Ilogbo Market, AUD School, Ota, Ajibode, Onajo, Ewuta-Gbe, Okesunna, Panada Osi,Tigbo Ilu, and Onigbongbo, among others.

The State Commissioner for Rural Development, EngrTaiwo Oludotun, represented by the Programme Manager, RUWATSAN, Mr. Sola Ogunbo,ju said it was imperative for the communities to secure the facilities, and avoid vandalisation, so as to serve its intended purpose,.

He assured more  communities in the state of  the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government's committ to meeting the social needs of the people.

His words, “Provision of these worthwhile projects is an attestation to the fulfillment of Prince Dapo Abiodun’s promise to improve the social wellbeing of the people, particularly at the grassroots. I am sure that it will serve these communities better, and you should ensure that it is well maintained.

The Commissioner  urged the benefitting communities to see the project as theirs, restating the government's commitment to the provision of more social amenities for the citizenry.  

Also speaking, the State Coordinator, Society for Water and Sanitation, Mr. Tayo Akinpelu, said his group would continue to stand as intermediary between government and the community, promising that it would continue to monitor the usage of the facility.

Contributing, the Supervisor for Community Affairs and Women Development, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Hon. Waliat Ogunbiyi, charged the benefitting communities to serve as watchdog and maintain the projects for their own good.

Responding on behalf of the benefitting communities and other WASHCOM members, Pastor Adebayo Victor, and Mrs. Isadare Serah, commended the State government and RUWATSAN for the gesture, saying it would go a long way in enhancing their wellbeing and ease water challenge, particularly during the dry season.

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