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Excitement as foundation donates borehole to Lagos community

By Shakirah Adunola
07 January 2022   |   2:45 am
There was excitement yesterday at the Aroloya community in Lagos Island Local Council of Lagos State as Fatima Charity Foundation (FCF) donated a borehole for the community.

There was excitement yesterday at the Aroloya community in Lagos Island Local Council of Lagos State as Fatima Charity Foundation (FCF) donated a borehole for the community.
 

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Before the donation, access to potable water was a serious challenge to the community.
  
Speaking during the donation, the President of FCF, Alhaja Bintu-Fatima Tinubu expressed excitement that the project was completed at record time.
 
Alhaja Tinubu, who is also the Iyalode of Lagos, said: “I am so happy today and I want to thank God for this idea. “The project makes everyone happy and I’m happy that the project was completed in 2021.”
    
She extolled the Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Wasiu Eshilokun Sanni for helping out in providing the project site.
  
She said: “I called the Deputy Speaker to let him know I wanted this project in Lagos Island and in 30 minutes, he called back and gave me all the details needed. “Everyone contributed to ensuring that the project was completed in two weeks. I’m so grateful to God and the people of the community for cooperating with officials on the field.”
 
Speaking, Sanni extolled Alhaja Tinubu for paying attention to the needs of the people in the council.
   
He said: “I was surprised when mama called me that she wanted to do a project in our community. At her age, we ought to be giving to her, but she still wants to help without making noise about it. We are so encouraged by her actions. She never gets tired of giving and we are grateful to her for this project.
 
“The beauty of this project is that it will serve three wards connected to Oritafaaji. It is a strategic project, which will make water easily accessible for the people.”
   
Also, Chairman of Lagos Island Local Council, Adetoyese Olusi thanked Alhaj Tinubu for giving the people easy access to water.
  
He promised to shoulder expenses for the running of the project.
 
Olusi, however, urged the community to own the project by protecting it.
 
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Moshood Mayegun, said: “I can vividly recall that this area had a government water facility when we were growing up and this has now been restored by Alhaja Tinubu. What she has done today is just the tip of the iceberg, I have seen her do more and she will also do more in this area.”