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14 communities get solar-powered water projects as FG partners Oyo on WASH scheme

Making constituency projects beneficial to Nigerians

Fourteen communities across Oyo state have benefitted from water projects, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Oyo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) as new solar-powered boreholes were provided to some, while others have faulty boreholes rehabilitated and upgraded, Businessday has learnt.

Among the communities that benefitted from the project, which was a COVID-19 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) response project, include, Oke Ipin Community in Ibarapa East Local Government, Sango Community in Ibarapa East Local Government, Lanlate area in Ibarapa East Local Government and Ipapo in Itesiwaju Local Government.

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Others are Ijio Community in Iwajowa Local Government, Igboburo Community in Atiba Local Government, Otefon Community in Atiba Local Government and also Ile Baago at Atiba Local Government.

In Ibadan, communities that the projects were sited, include Mokola in Ibadan North Local Government, Ajia Community at Ona Ara Local Government, Balogun Ogbori Efon Community at Ibadan North Local Government, Aba Alamu at Ibadan South-west Local Government, Monatan High School, Lagelu Local Government and Idunnu Alakuta at Ido Local Government.

The Chairman Oyo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Najeem Omirinde said, “This is part of the move to fulfill the promises made by the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde to bring succor to the people, especially those at the grassroots.

“We all know the importance of water in all we do, it is important, especially now that we are campaigning for handwashing to fight infections like the dreaded COVID-19 among others. RUWASSA will reach all nooks and crannies of Oyo State to provide drinkable water for the people to help maintain good health and sanitation,” he promised.