The Association of Water Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP), Ogun State chapter, says it is seeking partnership with the Ministry of Information and Strategy to further sensitise and enlighten residents on the enormous benefit of providing safe and sufficient water across the State.
AWDROP Chairman, Engr. Wole Adekoya who disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Ministry, revealed that government has been providing potable water but the shortage could be attributed to not having access to the water supply, saying this was the main reason the Association is proposing collaboration with the Ministry.
Speaking on the theme: “Leaving No One Behind”, the Chairman said the Association aims to inculcate Goal six of the United Nations Sustainable Goal, which seeks to provide “water for all by year 2030” on the people, so that they could work with this mind set.
“Water is important to every living being. It is fundamental human need. Each person on earth requires at least 20 to 50 litres of clean and safe water a day for drinking, cooking and simply keeping themselves clean. Human life is completely dependent on water. His very first daily activity starts with pouring water over his face and sleeps with drinking water after dinner”, Adekoya said
Earlier, while welcoming members of the Association, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, represented by the Director of Information, Production Services, Mr. Abiodun Awere, charged them to come up with ways to ensure that indigenous and foreign borehole drillers adhere to the regulations of the Association, in order to protect the people.
Fagboghun who promised the Minstry’s support towards publicising the activities of AWDROP, called on philanthropists and other well-meaning individuals in the society to complement government’s efforts at providing potable water for the people, he however counselled the body to look into the indiscriminate sinking of boreholes in the State.