Residents of Imodi Ijasi community in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, have got respite over lack of portable water as the Habiba Charity Foundation donated two boreholes to the agrarian community.
Hitherto, the locals said they fetched water from the stream and rivers around following the government’s inability to provide water.
The Baale of Imodi- Ijasi kingdom, Boyejo Adetayo disclosed that the community founded in 1210AD, but said it has suffered neglect.
He lamented deplorable conditions of road in the area, which they say, have impeded on the socio-economic activities of the community.
The traditional chief said residents of the agarian community also lamented the community lacks health care centre.
The Baale applauded the Habiba Charity Foundation for installing two boreholes in the community, which according to him, would cushion the long suffering for water by the locals.
The Chief also called on other Nigerians and Non Governmental Organisation to emulate the Habiba Charity Foundation in providing social amenities for the community.
Adetayo said ” Government should assist us in terms road and water. In Imodi-Ijasi, we don’t have Health Centre. We don’t have roads. We learnt they are planning to rehabilitate it, but if they can turn the road into a dual carriage, it would be better. More than a thousand trailer passes through this road daily.
“We have land for companies and investors. We have given about 250 acres to a company for a rubber plantation. So, there is rubber plantation in Imodi-Ijasi. By God’s grace next year, they will start tapping their rubber.”
For the donor, Engineer Rasheed Sunmola represented by the project coordinator, Hafsat Otenaike, said the foundation “is committed to meeting the needs of the people.”