By Ibrahim Abdulazeez
Residents of Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state Tuesday commended Sen. Abdulfatah Buhari, representing Oyo North for the provision of 33 boreholes across the senatorial district.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that residents, had recently appealed to government at all levels to come to their aids to resolve the hardship of lack of water/
NAN report that Oke-Ogun compromise 10 out of the 11 council areas the Senator represents at the red chamber.
Speaking in separate Interviews with NAN on Tuesday, residents said the provision of the motorised boreholes would ease the hassles of water scarcity and make life easier for them.
Mrs Olaide Azeez, a community leader at the Barracks area of Iseyin, said she was happy with the intervention and offered prayers for the senator.
Another community leader at Isale Oro area of Saki, in Saki West council area, also expressed happiness over the gesture, and expressed optimism over the maintenance of the borehole in his community.
A middle-aged business man at Otu in Itesiwaju council, said the intervention was timely and long overdue, noting with gratitude that people of the area would be eternally grateful to the senator.
For Mr Bashir Lawal, a unionist, maintaining the boreholes dug across the zone should be of priority to different benefiting communities.
“It’s a good thing that the Senator has decided to use parts of our money to dig boreholes for us, that’s fine but we must now talk about maintaining them because this is not the first time, we are seeing such.
“There must be a deliberate and concentrated energy to ensure those boreholes keep working even after the lawmaker leaves office,” he said.