From Esther Akaa, Lafia
A Christian Faith Organisation, Cutting Edge Network (CEN), has donated a borehole to Angwan Nungu community in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Speaking on Friday at the inauguration and formal handing over of the project to the community in Lafia, President of the group, Rev Yusuf Akila said that the gesture was to enable the community access potable drinking water.
Akila also explained that it was aimed at impacting positively in the society toward addressing some basic needs of the people.
”This borehole was drilled 50 feet down the ground to enable access to clean water at all the seasons of the year from the it.
”As clergymen, it is our responsibility to also give hope to those going through hardship by being practical in approach.
”So, this is part of our mandate and we will continue to intervene through the provisions of amenities that will better the living condition of people in various communities,” he said.
He called on the community to take ownership of the borehole and maintain it for their benefit.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage-Mohammed (Rtd), represented by the Madaki Lafia, Ishiaka Dauda, commended the group for the gesture and assured that the traditional council would ensure that it is guarded jealously, in order to serve its purpose.
He appealed to also other spirited individuals and groups to emulate CEN adding that government alone cannot provide all the needs of the people.
On his part, the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Yakubu Kwanta, represented by Yusuf Madiko expressed gratitude to the group for complementing government’s efforts in the area of provision of social amenities.
The commissioner expressed optimism that the borehole would curtail the outbreak of communicable diseases in the area.
He expressed government’s readiness to partner Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other faith based organisations towards the development of the state.