Residents of Ajiwogbo in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State recently breathed a sigh of relief with the provision of borehole by a non-government organisation, Akin Alabi Foundation.
The residents, who spoke with Community News, expressed their gratitude to the foundation for the gesture.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the foundation, Chief Akin Alabi, said he was propelled to make the donation because the people had suffered scarcity of water for decades, leading to water borne diseases in the area.
The donor promised that more amenities would be provided for the people of the area, while charging them to protect the borehole against vandals.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr Ademola Adewuyi, commended Chief Alabi for his selfless service to humanity and called on other eminent Nigerians to emulate him so that the people in rural areas would have a sense of belonging.
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area, Mr Olu Opawale, also applauded the donor for the gesture.
The Baale of Ajiwogbo, Chief Timothy Adeagbo, said water shortage was a perennial problem in the area, and that politicians had made promises to end the problem, but to no avail.
He, therefore, commended Akin Alabi Foundation for addressing the problem.
According to Mr Ojeyinka and Mr Olagoke, who reside in the community, shortage of water had always been the major problem in Ajiwogbo.
They said further that if not for the philanthropic gesture of the donor, they would likely witness another outbreak of epidemic in the area this year, calling the attention of the state government and well meaning individuals to provide more amenities in the area, including good roads.