The Rotary International in support of polio eradication site adopted by Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, on Tuesday inaugurated water project at Kasaki Jeje, Karshi-Abuja.
Kola Kazeem, President of Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee said that the gesture was part of the club’s continuous assistance to the people and in support of government’s efforts to cushion effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Water can help maintain hygiene with the recent pandemic,” Kazeem said.
He advised the community to maintain the borehole properly so that if other opportunity for development arose it might consider them worthy.
He also said that the community was lucky to have been adopted by the club to help the people.
The President of Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, Omotunde Balogun, said the gesture was part of activities to reach out to the needy, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have come to assist families as a way to show support and make life better for people,” Balogun said.
She further said that the water was important as the community residence went distance to fetch it.
“We need to take good care of ourselves, if not, COVID-19 is dangerous and it kills. Always wash your hands with soap or use sanitiser, observe social distance, among others,” she said.
The Rotarian also advised the community to maintain the borehole, noting that the Rotary Community Corps would also assist.
She said that Rotarians had passion for helping the less privileged adding that the club had adopted the community.
Alhaji Tanko Gorobe, the Village Head of Kasaki Jeje, Karshi, said the club members had done a lot for the community.
“We are grateful for the water project, we go a distance to fetch water before now. I will also make sure we maintain the water well,” Gorobe said.
A resident of the community, Mrs Charity Bako, commended the club for its constant support and appealed to the government to construct more boreholes as there were many people living in the area.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Donald Ugwu (NAN)