Niger River Basin Authority provides solar powered borehole, toilets in Kwara
The Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) has inaugurated solar powered boreholes and toilet facilities in Aroyehun community of Moro Local Government Area of Kwara.
Mr Adeniyi Saheed, the Managing Director of the authority, on Wednesday stated that the plight of the Aroyehun community was brought to light by Elite Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD) through a video publication.
Saheed, who spoke on the sidelines of the event in Moro, explained that the publication revealed how the community had a turbid stream as its only source of water supply.
He said that the core mandate of the River Basin Authority was to ease people’s suffering through various developmental programmes as enshrined in the vision of and mission statement of the authority.
He explained that the awareness created on the plight of the community prompted the authority to provide the borehole and toilet facilities under its programme; Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene (PEWASH) to ease their suffering.
The LNRBDA boss, however, acknowledged that the authority did not act alone but at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
In his appreciative remark, Alhaji Bakare Ahmed, the Alangua of Aroyehun, commended the authority for easing the plight of the community.
He explained that the community had always experienced challenges of water and had depended on the turbid stream for their sustenance.
Similarly, the authority also inaugurated a motorized borehole at Ilala community in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state to solve the problem of acute shortage of water supply.