Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Oct 03, 2020
Rotary Club of Ota, District 9110 has just constructed a potable water facility for people of Iyesi-Ota Community, Ota in Ogun State
The need for water, a necessity for human existence can not be over emphasized. In addition to drinking which is a primary need, water is vital for all known forms of life. It is invaluable for human uses as well as plant and animal habitat. The society needs access to safe and usable water.
It is in view of this that people of Iyesi-Ota requested for a water bore hole facility from members of Rotary Club of Ota, one of the Rotary clubs under the umbrella of Rotary International, District 9110, Nigeria, a body of professional and business men and women who are committed to rendering selfless service to humanity.
The club members, after conducting a proper needs assessment in the community, came to their rescue
The water facility was commissioned by the District Governor, Bola Oyebade, alongside the Club President, Funke Salau, district leaders, and other members of the club during the District Governor's official visit to the club on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Also present were members and leaders of the community.
A special Award of Appreciation was also presented to the president by the community leaders in appreciation of her efforts towards the development of the community.
35 indigent women in Ota community also benefitted from Rotary Club of Ota's Women Empowerment Programme, an initiative of the Club's Opportunities President, Funke Salau. A sum of N500, 000 was presented to the women on the same day. While 10 of the women got N25, 000 each, the rest 25 women got N10, 000 each.
The club once again, reached out to Ijamido Childrens' Home in Ota, Ogun state with donation of food items, as part of its annual outreach to the home which building was put together with the support of the club.
The club members had earlier in the day led the District Governor on a courtesy visit to the palace of the Olota of Ota, His Royal Highness, Professor Adeyemi Abdul-kabir Obalanlege.
While in the palace, Commander Ajibade Adekunle of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, presented an award by the club president in recognition of his support for the club.