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In furtherance of its desire to ease the suffering of the people at the grassroot and make living more abundant for them, the Ogun State Government has embarked on the construction of a solar powered borehole in Elefun Owu community, in Abeokuta North Local Government Area.
It will be recalled that the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN) had before now provided a total of 63 solar powered boreholes in Ado-Odo/Ota, Yewa North, Ipokia and Odeda Local Government Areas.
Speaking during an inspection visit of the project, the Director for Rural Water in the Ministry of Rural Development, Mr. Ayokunle Ogundimu, said the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government decided to construct the borehole to solve the challenge of water supply in the community.
Ogundimu, who noted that the project had reached 80 percent level completion, assured the residents that the construction work would be of quality standard and completed soon.
In his remarks, the Head of Elefun Owu village, Chief Tajudeen Abass, who expressed happiness about the project, stated that availability of potable water supply in the community would alleviate the hardship being faced by the people, and prevent water borne diseases.
“Our people used to get water from river around the community, but with this ongoing borehole project by the government, the problem of water supply during dry season in particular, will be a thing of the past’’, he said.
Speaking on behalf of other residents, Mr. Safaru Adeyinka lauded the State government for the gesture, pledging their continued support to the present administration, saying ‘‘he who gives water gives life’’