Wife of the President, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari has called on Nigerians to ensure that they use clean and safe drinking water in order to avoid water borne diseases.
She made the call while commissioning a borehole donated by her project Future Assured to Gofinda community near the FCT, in her speech Mrs. Buhari asked communities to take charge of their health by promoting filtering in areas where clean water is a huge challenge.
Mrs. Buhari, who was represented by the former Deputy Governor of Plateau State Mrs. Pauline Tallen urged organizations and philanthropic individuals to replicate her gesture in other communities as that is the surest way of improving the health of communities.
She also called on Gofinda community to protect the borehole from vandalism.
The village head of the community Mr. Tukura Ismail appreciated the gesture of Her Excellency, and commended her philanthropic gestures in poor and distant communities across Nigeria especially in the area of health promotion and said his community will make the best use of the new borehole.
The youth leader of the community Tukura Al Mustapha, speaking at the event, said before construction of the borehole they had to walk long distances daily to fetch water from a stagnant lake, which exposed them to water borne diseases, he further assured Mrs. Buhari that the borehole would be well protected.
This brings to four, the total number of boreholes so far donated by Future Assured, the initiative of the wife of the president. Her Excellency’s drive towards reducing medical challenges affecting women, new-born, children and adolescents in Nigeria, will thrive better with supply of potable water, especially in hard to reach communities.
Prompted by the need to rapidly improve the current poor health outcomes of women and children in Nigeria, the Wife of the President, has committed to being an Advocacy Champion to galvanize the support of women, women groups and other stakeholders towards a coordinated and results-driven action on maternal and child health.
Below are pictures of the commissioning: