CBN President, Michael Little, was in Nigeria recently and commissioned a Living Water Well for the people of Yangojivillage in Kwali Area Council of the nation’s federal capital territory.
With an estimated population of 4,000, the people of Yangoji community had to walk over two kilometres in search of water from a distant river for household chores and bathing. The only alternative was paying for water from a nearby borehole, and for a community that comprised mostly of impoverished peasant farmers, this water source was not an option.
The Hakimi (district head), Mohammed Dogo Yangoji, expressed his appreciation to Operation Blessing for providing fresh water for his people, saying, “I am very happy to have this hand-dug well here as it will help to alleviate the severe water problems which my people face in Yangoji.”
He also expressed his gratitude to Operation Blessing for a medical mission that was being conducted simultaneously in the KwaliArea Council, which Yangoji is a part of. To further show their appreciation, the traditional leaders of the community presented the CBN President with a local hand-woven blanket.
CBN/OB considers the provision of fresh water an important part of touching families and communities, believing that as families come together to fetch water from the new fresh water well, communal ties are strengthened.
Mr. Little said “now with the bore-well, villagers who previously spent a lot of time walking long distances looking for water will now have fresh water right in their village being pumped from the ground, something they did not have before.”
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