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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.


*Mrs. Morenikeji Barlatt – Hughes Commissioning Bore Hole Project At Ofiki Town…


Rotary Club of Ibadan City Central on Thursday empowered 25 widows with cash donations and donated a borehole to Ofiki town in Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo state.

SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that President of the Club, Ms Morenike Barlatt-Hughes, while inaugurating the project, said the gesture was part of the club’s areas of interventions in provision of water, economic empowerment and community development.

Barlatt-Hughes said that the club had tried at all times to make life better for the less privileged, especially in providing essential needs such as clean water.



*President of the club given financial assistance to one of the widows…


“In Rotary, we look at communities around us and try to assist them; we complement government’s effort in making life better for the people,” she said.

Barlatt-Hughes advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the water which would help in diseases prevention and in sustaining COVID-19 protocol in the community.

She urged the widows that were also given business startup grants to utilise the money judiciously.

The Aare of Ofiki Land, Oba Gbenga Adeoye II, thanked Rotary Club Of Ibadan City Central for the support in area of clean water project which was a major problem in the community.

Adeoye said that the community was troubled as a result of water scarcity, adding that the club was a God sent to the community, because without good water, there would be diseases such as cholera and typhoid.

The Iyalode of Ofiki Land, Mrs Bolanle Ogunyale, thanked Rotary on behalf of the widows and prayed for progress of the club.



The SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the Club also provided sanitary pads for 513 girls from Ofiki Grammar School and Muslim Grammar School and educated them on menstrual health and hygiene.

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