Following the difficulties in getting access to potable water supply, Residents of Kwara state expressed satisfaction with the provision of a motorized borehole in the Ilorin East Local government area.
The six communities benefiting from this initiative include Moya community in Maya/Ile-Apa ward, Kure/Jabi community in Marafa/Pepele ward, Zango community in Oke-Oyi ward, Ajia Ode Mosque Okelele in Ibagun Ward, Zango Gurumoh area in Zango ward, and Karumo in Gambari Ward 2.
Alhaja Aminat, a resident in Oke-Oyi, highlighted the impact of the dry season on their water sources, mentioning that they previously had to travel long distances to access water.
Mrs. Fatimoh Ibrahim echoed the sentiment, expressing optimism about the positive changes the motorized borehole project would bring to their lives.
“This motorized borehole will ease the stress of obtaining potable water and make life more comfortable for us and our family members,” she remarked.
Hon. Arinola Fatimoh Lawal, the driving force behind the borehole project, emphasized the primary objective of ensuring a sustainable and clean water supply for the communities, especially during the dry season.
The lawmaker further urged residents to actively participate in the maintenance and protection of the boreholes, emphasizing the collaborative effort required to make the project a long-term success.
Hon. Arinola Fatimoh Lawal highlighted the primary motive behind this initiative, stating, “The boreholes are to address the challenge of water scarcity, especially during the dry season when accessing water becomes a significant issue.”
Expressing the need for community involvement, the lawmaker urged residents to take ownership of the project. “I urge the leaders and residents of these communities to take ownership of these boreholes, ensuring their protection against vandalism and theft,” she emphasized.
Emphasizing the long-term benefits of community collaboration, Hon. Arinola added, “This collaborative effort will contribute to the long-term success of providing consistent and reliable water access to the communities.”