Relief has come the way of residents of Egbin community, in Ijede community, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, following the commissioning of a water borehole, to end the perennial search for water from streams.
The project was facilitated by the lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Babajimi Benson, and is said to be 600feet deep.
Speaking during the commissioning, Hon Benson assured residents that many projects are still in the offing. He added that he is leaving no stone unturned on the Egbin Terminal Station Bill, describing it as a great challenge that must be done.
He added that it was his responsibility to bring developmental projects that will better the lives of the people in his constituency.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Alhaji Fatiu Salisu, revealed that the community had for decades been suffering for unsafe drinking water.
“We are very happy today that this has changed, this is the first time that Egbin community is benefitting from such gesture. We thank God for using Hon Babajimi Benson, MHR, to give us close access to potable water. We assure him that we will treasure and protect it.
“At this juncture permit me to state that I am delighted to join you in this commissioning which is a project donated by MTN foundation geared towards the official Development assistance policy promoting development at the grassroots level. This programme is specifically designed to address the basic human need, which includes water supply, health, basic environment, and rural infrastructure. I want you to know that access to clean water is not only a basic need of mankind but a necessity to sustain all forms of life in the world,” Salisu said.
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