Oyo RUWASSA Commissions potable Borehole for Egbeda LG

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency in collaboration with Latter Day Saint Charities has commissioned a clean water project for the people of Alugbo Oluwo area in Erunmu Community of Egbeda Local, Government, Ibadan, today.

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde while speaking through the  Director General, Abuja Liason Office, Honourable Busari Olayemi stated that the water project apart from drinking will also help community members to engage in sustainable vegetable crop and livestock farming, resulting in increased agricultural productivity at the community level, while also appreciating the Latter Day Saints Charities for their benevolence and continued support for Oyo State and the water sector in particular, he charged the people of the community to put the borehole to good use, in order to enable generations after them to benefit from the laudable achievement.

Makinde reiterated that the state government is determined to expand potable and clean water supply to more communities and homes in Ibadan and Oyo State at large.

In his remarks, the Chairman Oyo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Engineer Najeem Omirinde stated that the present administration in Oyo State is a welfarist government and this is exemplified in the various socio-economic projects on-going in the state, especially the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities for the people of Oyo State.

He stated further that the State government policy direction is geared towards ending open defecation by 2025 and the administration is committed to support Donor Agencies with similar vision.

He further enjoined the LDS Charities to join hands with the government in extending the provision of potable and safe drinking water to motor-parks and markets in Oyo State, adding that it is imperative to complement the efforts of the state government in ending open defecation in the State by 2025.

While addressing the gathering, the Church Leader and President of the Latter Day Saints Charities, President Peter Olubukola Apantaku charged the beneficiaries of the borehole project to ensure sanity and cleanliness around the water facility so as to ensure it’s longevity and prevent outbreak of diseases through the water, noting that without water their is no life.

Earlier, in his remarks the Program Coordinator, Latter Day Saints Charities, Bishop Christopher Onwumah informed the gathering that the water project is about improving lives through quality water, he further gave the assurance of maintenance of the facility for the next six months, adding that the borehole was financed by LDS charities with the use of world class, quality equipment.

In his own response, the Chairman of Alugbo-Oluwo community, Mr. J. O. Olaojo expressed immense gratitude to Latter Day Saints Charities and Oyo State Government on-behalf of the entire community members, noting that their age-long suffering as regards water supply has finally been brought to an end.

Water is life, highly indispensible, essential for human, animals and plant development, he retorted.

The site Monitor Contractor for LDS charities, Engineer Rasaq Majolagbe, Secretary, Ajorosun LCDA, Honourable Abiodun Oyelami, Coordinating Director, Mr. A.M. Adeduntan and other Management staff of RUWASSA, also graced the occasion.

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