Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on May 21, 2020
Rotary Club of Ikate has registered her name in a honours list of functionally active clubs in District 9110 with the successful renovation and commissioning of a borehole water facility at Ajigbeda Girls High School in Surulere, Lagos.
The newly renovated water facility project which had the support of the District Grant was commissioned by the District Governor, Dr. Jide Akeredolu, alongside the Club President, Ekomobong Ebong on Saturday May 16, 2020.

The beauty of the water facility situated within the premises of Ajigbeda Girls Senior High School is that the water is being pumped with the help of a solar panel and expected to offer 24hrs water supply to other schools in the premises; Ajigbeda Girls Junior High School, Gibson Memorial Primary School and Salvation Army Nursery/Primary school.

Speaking during the commissioning, the Rotary District Governor appreciated the president and other members of the club for executing the project even at a difficult time, which signifies the service above self which Rotary is known for.

The club president, while delivering his speech, stated that during the need assessment, he and his Board members visited the school and other schools within Surulere but decided to handle the water borehole renovation because of the importance of water in schools and the wellbeing of students especially during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Responding, the Principal of Ajigbeda Girls High School, Mrs. Adebayo appreciated Rotary Club of Ikate for the laudable project. She complained that in the past, the school expended lots of money in rectifying/fixing the borehole to have it functional but such repairs didn't produce any result.

She added that the students will really be happy when they resume from the Covid-19 Lockdown because they will not have to be roaming the area in search of water.

She added that the problem of availability of drinkable water which had lasted for over a year, will now be a thing of the past, while offering a special thanks to Rotary District 9110 and Rotary Club of Ikate respectively for deeming her school worthy of the project.

As a way of maintaining a cordial relationship with Rotary Club of Ikate, she however appealed to the club to help in the repair of some classroom windows and doors within the school.

Also present at the project commissioning was the Assistant Governor of the club, Segun Adewakun, the principal and staff members of the school, students, as well as members of the Rotary Club of Ikate.