The benevolent gesture of the Anjorin-Ogidi Legacy Foundation (ALF), a non-governmental organization will never be forgotten in a hurry for the good people of the Ijero-Ekiti community. The organization, ALF donated three water boreholes in Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria.
The three water boreholes are cited at the strategic locations of Iwaro, Doherty, and Odo-Afa Streets of Ijero-Ekiti metropolitan of Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State. This will make potable water accessible to the people.
The ALF founder, Prince Adekunle Ogidi, reiterated that the humanitarian gesture was part of his social responsibility initiatives and the sustainable development of his community.
Prince Ogidi, who also runs Ideation Room Communications said, “Growing up, we would walk several kilometres to get water. Many years after, it appears nothing has changed. Our people deserve a better life. Government cannot do it alone. Public-spirited individuals need to intervene to meet society’s needs.”
He listed the ALF’s focus to include building public toilets and campaign against open defecation, promotion of personal hygiene and support for girl-child, and youth mentoring.
HRM, Oba Joseph Adebayo Adewole, Arojojoye II, the Owa Ajero of the Ijero Kingdom, who commissioned the water boreholes, lauded Ogidi’s humanitarian gesture to the community.
He said the topography of the town is such that digging water from the earth is very challenging.
Oba Adewole also urged other public-spirited indigenes of the town to cultivate a culture of service to the people.