The Management of Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (O-RBDA) says the Authority will drill boreholes in some vulnerable communities and Isolation Centres in Lagos State.
Spokesman of the Authority, Saliu Adeniyi, who made this known said, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of O-ORBDA, Olufemi Odumosu disclosed this in Lagos while presenting Relief materials to the Lagos State Government in order to cushion the effects of the lockdown in the State.
Odumosu said the boreholes would assist residents in the vulnerable communities to get access to water in order to ensure proper hygienic practices.
He added that the Authority heeded the call of President Muhammadu Buhari and the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in preventing the spread of Covid-19 by the donation.
The Relief materials donated include 200 crates of Eggs, 200 cartoons of bottled water and 100 packs of 5kg Garri all produced by the Authority.
The Authority boss commended Governor Sanwo-Olu and his Covid-19 team for their heroic efforts at combating the spread of the pandemic in the State.
He however, expressed appreciation to the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu for being an inspirational role model in the Ministry and it’s Agencies .
In his remarks, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu commended the management of the Authority for their pledged to construct boreholes in vulnerable communities in the State, and for the donation of Relief materials to the State.
Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his Special Adviser on Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya also appreciated the Authority for the previous drilling of boreholes in different parts of the State, thus providing water supply to the communities.
The Governor described the Authority’s gesture as commendable in this pandemic period, while calling on other Public and Private organizations to support the State government in its effort at preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the State.
Sanwo-Olu noted that, the State would identify vulnerable Communities where the Authority’s boreholes would be needed urgently, so that the State can reap the benefit on time.
Also on ground to receive the Authority’s delegation was the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwola Onasanya among others.