Kola Daisi University donates boreholes to host communities
Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State, has donated two boreholes to its two host communities of Agede and Onidundu as part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kolade Ayorinde, while handing over the facilities, said the boreholes were one of the promises of the institution to the host communities in addressing their various challenges.
Ayorinde said the university had about six communities around it and none of them had pipe-borne water or borehole thus prompting the university to render assistance in that regard. “The finance for these boreholes was the money donated to the university by Mrs. Adeyinka Ogunnaike to mark her 80th birthday. The university could have put the donation as part of its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) but decided to use it for the sinking of the boreholes as a way of giving back to the host communities,” he said.
Responding, the Baale of Agede, Chief Tajudeen Ajadi and Baale of Onidundu, Chief James Aremu, appreciated the institution for the gesture and pledged to sustain the cordial relationship between them. They said the gesture had ended their long years of suffering in the area of water sourcing.
The two chiefs promised to support the vision of Kola Daisi University in her drive to impart knowledge and development to humanity.