At last, the country home of the Senator representing representing Kogi East at the National Assembly, Senator Attai Aidoko can now enjoy portable drinking water courtesy of the present administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
Performing the commissioning of the brand new motorised boreholes provided by his administration at Ugboamaka, Governor Bello said his administration is one that has human face, hence his refusal to sit back and watch while the people suffer lack of portable drinking water.
Governor Bello, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Edward Onoja sympathised with the people, noting that the project is first among others that he would provide to make life meaningful for the rural dwellers.
He lamented why people of a community could have a notable indigene of their community in a position of authority and continue to suffer lack of a basic facility like water, and assured them of his resolve to impact the life of the common man positively.
The Governor, who thanked the people of the community and Igalaland in general for their continued love and support for his administration, enjoined them to safeguard the resources and other amenities provided them by government by not allowing bad elements among them to cause damages to the infrastructure.
He repeated the same thing at Adupi Community, an area that suffered the same problem of portable drinking water until his administration decided to provide them with motorised boreholes.
On his own, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Edward Onoja described Igala people as noble and kind, adding that they are not known for paying good with evil, saying the Igala reciprocate every good gesture done them with good in return.
While enjoining community leaders and other stakeholders not to commercialize the facility, Hon Onoja said the priority of the present administration in carrying out the project was to end the stress that the people, especially the women and the aged go through over the issue of portable water.
He urged them to give their unalloyed support to the administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello in view of the compassion he has demonstrated towards rural dwellers.
The President of Igah Progressive Association, Chief Godwin Ekele had earlier in a welcome address expressed grattitude to the state government for providing them with the facility, and said the gesture would go a long way in addressing the community's perennial water problem.
He said the community has been groping with water palaver for many years, adding that the government's gesture has proven that Governor Yahaya Bello operates a government of compassion.
Recall that a Saharareporters video exposé on Ugboamaka community earlier in the year had chronicled the unspeakable sufferings people in the community had to go through by trecking several kilometers daily in search of drinking water, an experience that made the state government vow to provide them with clean water.