The Rotary Club of Ikeja-Alausa Central has donated a water borehole to the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Primary Health Centre, as part of efforts to enhance public access to clean water.
The District Governor, Rotary Club 9110, Mr Remi Bello, said this on Friday during the inauguration of the borehole project at the centre in Oritse, Ikeja.
He said, “The statistics from last year’s World Toilet Day regarding water sanitation and hygiene says 95 per cent of our health centres in the country lack water and good toilet facilities. The Rotary Club in Ikeja saw this need and decided to sink a borehole in this centre for the community.
“This is a good example of a service programme to change lives, and we must do more collaboration and partnership to achieve these goals. We have to do more, and other projects are still on the way.”
The Charter President, Rotary Club of Ikeja-Alausa Central, Mr Deji Shonuga, said the club embarked on the project after assessing the environment and observing a lack of safe water.
“We carried out an assessment of the environment and found out there are certain basic amenities, such as safe water, lacking in the community health centre which relied on collecting rainwater. As part of our mission in the Rotary Club, we always look for a way to make positive impact in our communities, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals which includes access to clean water, we find this feat noteworthy,” he added.
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