Nigerian player drills bore hole in Benue state
Nantes of France winger and Nigerian player, Moses Simon has in an attempt to meet the need for potable water for the people of Obagaji Agatu in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, drilled boreholes for the community.
The Nigeria-international, who is a native of Benue State, drilled three boreholes in the community on the request of the people of the community through their elders.
A native of Agatu but has spent the best part of his life in Kaduna State, Simon still considered it a priority to remember the people from the place of his origin, a gesture that has earned him praises and commendations from the Head of the community.
The Community Head, Chief James Ocheche said the people of the region have been without potable water since it came into existence.
Chief James said, “We have been without water for as long as we have existed as a community. The source of water to drink has been from time before now during the rainy season we depend on rainwater and well. After the rainy season, we depend on the water source known as the ewu, and from ages we have been depending on it like that.
Recently we thank God for some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that sunk one or two boreholes but because our water table is too deep most of the boreholes sunk have not been a good source of water.”
However, he is grateful to the Simon for taking such a step as to make potable water available to the people.
“Early this year a brother of Moses Simon came and said Simon is concerned about the source of our water to drink in the community and other social amenities in the community. He was sympathetic enough to sink three boreholes as an individual. You can see that he is a boy who wants the development of his community. May God keep him and may God lift him up,” said the community head.
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