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A Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr. Kayode Adegbola, has provided a borehole for use of Igan-Okoto, a community in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State that has been without portable water for decades.
The monarch of Igan-Okoto, Oba Mukaila recently unveiled the borehole, which he said, had capacity to produce capable of producing 5,000 litres of water per hour and would work for six hours daily to produce 30,000 litres.
After unveiling the project, the monarch said the community had suffered lack of potable water for many years.
The monarch noted that the nearest source of portable water before the construction of the borehole was over two kilometres away.
He, therefore, commended the donor for his gesture while urging the beneficiaries to ensure proper maintenance of the water borehole.
In his remark, Adegbola explained his decision to provide the borehole for the community, noting that portable water was a recipe for healthy living and cleanliness in Nigeria.
Adegbola, donor, who is aspiring to contest the state legislative election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), said water “is an essential nutrient to human cell.
“The borehole is capable of producing 5,000 litres of water per hour. It can work for six hours daily. By implication, the borehole can produce 30,000 litres. I am sure that the 30,000 litres of water from this borehole will conveniently serve a minimum of 1000 people daily.”
He stated that a community without pipe – borne water “will be infected with various kinds of diseases.”
Adegbola, also, presented scholarship for a male student, Samson Ayomide from Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School, Iboro and a girl, Olabode Sukura from Roman Catholic Missionary Primary School, Aiyetoro, Ogun state.
He said the beneficiaries “will be attending The Vale College Ibadan on a fully funded secondary school scholarship.
I wanted to give the opportunity for others to get the kind of education I got because I am a proud alumnus of the school.”
A resident of Oke Ada, Mrs. Oyelanke Odunlami commended the legal practitioner for providing the borehole, noting that the development would go a long way to end the perennial scarcity of water in the area.