By Stanley Onyekwere
The President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA), Abuja branch, Comrade Uche Obasi, has donated a water borehole to Fillin-Dabo Timber Shed in Dei-Dei community of Bwari Area council, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to enable residents adhere to preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic.
Our correspondent reports that the borehole is located at the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, which hosts the popular timber and allied products market in the FCT, with a high concentration of natives and non-natives all living peacefully.
Making the donation, Obasi, who is also a philanthropist explained that the gesture was his personal efforts towards solving water problem facing the community.
“Fillin-Dabo Timber Shed Community is a model of peace and the best community in Abuja as it welcomes everybody, irrespective of religions, political inclinations and tribes.
“Therefore this community deserves progressive gestures, especially by non-natives, to improve its wellbeing for the good of all.
“To this end, I call on well-meaning Nigerians to join hands in community development and youth empowerment across the country, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic”, he stressed.
Also speaking, the paramount ruler of the community, Chief Dauda Danladi, described Comrade Obasi as, not only a philanthropist, but also a caregiver, because he extended such a helping hands to his community during this challenging period of Covid-19 pandemic.
Danladi promised to make good use of the borehole, noting that the major problem of the community, which is lack of water, has been provided by the philanthropist.
On his part, a resident of the area, Mrs. Amina Isa, said the gesture of Obasi had relieved them of their age-long water scarcity. “We need good water. Today, Obasi has given us. God bless him.
“I want other people to come and help us. There are other things we need. We are happy because this Igbo man has given us water. Before, we fetch water from ‘mai-ruwa’ and river.”