Young philanthropist donates borehole to Kogi community

Posted by News Express | 11 September 2021 | 697 times

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By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

A young philanthropist, Joy Iganya Odiba, has donated a motorised solar powered borehole to Ajichemu Community, Abocho in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Iganya, an indigene of the local government, is the daughter of former State Focal Person, Community and Social Development Agency, Dr. James Odiba.

Presenting the motorised borehole to the community recently, Ms Odiba said she was humbled to partner with a non-governmental organisation, Giving NG and Bluecarmel Foundation, to address the age-long water problem of the area.

She expressed her joy that with the borehole, the scarcity of water in Ajichemu, Ajiebiloma, Ofaina and Ofokopi would become a thing of the past.

“I’m grateful that with this project, the people of this community get an ease on life most especially the school girls who no longer have to trek to Ofaina or Ofokopi to fetch water or miss all school on their monthly periods,” she said.

Iganya also extended her gratitude to her parents, Dr. James Odiba and Mrs. Martha Alewo Odiba, whose legacy of selfless and community services, she said, encouraged her into achieving this feat.

She expressed her desire to do more to improve the quality of life of people living in the rural areas.


Source: News Express

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