The Ogun State Government, through the Ministry of Rural Development, has provided water schemes for 23 communities to ensure uninterrupted flow of potable water.
The Director of Rural Electrification in the ministry, Mr. AbdulRasaq Ojetola, said in a statement that the schemes comprised 7.5KVA power generator, tanks, pipes and fetching platforms, among others.
“Government has deemed it fit to provide potable water and adequate sanitation in an affordable way as well as the required infrastructure to facilitate and enhance socio-economic development across the local government areas,” he said.
Ojetola said the ministry, through its Department of Rural Water Supply, had also constructed solar powered borehole water schemes in Ikereku Olodi, Abeokuta North; Yewa Disu, Yewa North; Sigi Baido, Ewekoro; Lisa, Odeda; Ehin Osun, Ijebu North East; Jabata, Imeko Afon; Osunbudepo, Ijebu North; Fakale, Sagamu; Areago, Obafemi Owode; and Oguru, Ijebu East.
He said the ministry had also organised a programme tagged: ‘Ile kan, igbonse kan, ko je lilo’, ‘One house, one toilet for use’ to improve sanitation in the rural communities.
“Hence, there will be significant investment that will confirm the state government’s presence to the rural dwellers through the provision of potable water, rural electrification projects and construction of roads,” he added.