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Aisha Buhari donates Borehole to FCT Community, calls on Nigerians to avoid water-borne diseases by drinking only clean water

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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has called on Nigerians to ensure that they use clean and safe drinking water in order to avoid water-borne diseases.

She made the call while commissioning a borehole donated by her project – Future Assured – to Gofinda community near the FCT. In her speech Aisha Buhari asked communities to take charge of their health by promoting filtering in areas where clean water is a huge challenge.

Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the former Deputy Governor of Plateau State Pauline Tallen urged organizations and philanthropic individuals to replicate her gesture in other communities as that is the surest way of improving the health of communities. She also called on Gofinda community to protect the borehole from vandalism.

The head of the community Tukura Ismail appreciated the donation and commended her philanthropic gestures in poor and distant communities across Nigeria especially in the area of health promotion and said his community will make the best use of the new borehole.

The youth leader of the community Tukura Al Mustapha, speaking at the event, said before construction of the borehole they had to walk long distances daily to fetch water from a stagnant lake, which exposed them to water borne diseases, he further assured Aisha Buhari that the borehole would be well protected.

Also speaking, Abdullahi Madaki, the Councillor representing Jiwa ward at the council, promised to complement Aisha Buhari’s efforts by ensuring that healthcare facilities were also provided for the community.

This brings to four, the total number of boreholes so far donated by Future Assured.

Until Aisha Buhari’s gesture, the Gofinda Village was faced with dearth of healthcare facilities, good roads, and potable water.

The village is approximately 25 kilometres away from the Abuja City Centre.

See photos from the commissioning below:

9 Comments

  1. When i hear things like “donates” coming from our government circle, via any channel, i just get confused, like…. shouldn’t that be part of why you are in government, office or no office. sigh

  2. Nuna

    February 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Mushroom politics, only in Nigeria.
    Tomorrow that borehole will pack up and that will be the end.
    I’m sure that borehole she donated cost like 10 times what it should cost.

  3. concerned9a

    February 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Is clean water cheap?…provide the infrastructure..
    Tell the Senators..Reps…Governors to do their Jobs …instead of galivanting all over the place their your primary responsibility is to visit and cater for their constituency.

  4. debby

    February 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    We have suffered in this country. The people that are in power meant to provide for us with infrastructure and social amenities are the same people saying they have donated!!! Is it with your personal money you made the donation or are you telling us it is not our right to have potable water for consumption. All ye people, there is God ooooo……

  5. MissB

    February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    “Donates” indeed. Should the local govt authorities, state govt and indeed federal govt not be providing such basic amenities as clean water? So here is an event to celebrate the president’s wife “donating” a borehole; being lauded by those whose job it is to ensure that these communities receive such basic amenities from the state. What has the representative for the region been doing? Where do the funds for this Future Assured project come from anyway?

  6. Iris

    February 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    The part that cracked me up – apart from the ‘donation’ (Thank ‘ma) – is the part about ensuring they drink clean water. Yes ma, because they see clean water everywhere, jump nimbly over it, and proceed to the dirtiest puddle they can find quite deliberately.

    • Le coco

      February 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      ?????…

  7. Mummy Ade

    February 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    When all houses / apartments should have pipe borne water you are there digging borehole and giving us lecture? Who are you again?? Yes First Lady of Fed Rep of Nigeria.

  8. Jade Edo babe

    February 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I give Aisha Buhari some credit that she’s trying to do something on health, clean water and other things.
    But please, this is the governemnt’s job to provide basic necessities for their people.

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