ABUJA (Sate House Report)- The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commissioned water project (borehole) for people of Sympaya community of Mpape to ease them from contaminated water from a nearby river.
Mrs Buhari who donated the borehole recently in Abuja through her NGO the ‘Future Assured’ programme, expressed hope that the water problem bedeviling the community would be alleviated.
Mrs Buhari through her representative, the former deputy governor of Plateau State, Mrs Pauline Tallen, expressed hope that the borehole would provide portable drinking water to the community, while urging the people of the community to make judicious use of the borehole.
According to her, the borehole would prevent the community from drinking contaminated water which causes typhoid fever and other diseases.
Earlier, the Chief of Sympaya village, Elder Amadu Dio, who spoke in Hausa language, expressed his gratitude to the wife of the President for identifying with his community.
Dio said that the village had for a long time suffered from typhoid fever and other diseases as a result of lack of portable drinking water.
“For a long time, we have difficulties getting clean water in this community, sometime we get confrontation with Fulani herdsmen because their cows also drank from same source” he said.
He said that their only source of water was the nearby river which was about two kilometers to the community.
He said that, sometime his subjects make confrontation with herdsmen because the herdsmen used to move their cows to the river and contaminate the water.
The traditional ruler prayed to Almighty God to guide and protect the wife of the President for the kind gesture done to his community.