Succor has come the way of Ofunmwengbe-Irhue community in Ehor, Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State with the flagging off of Iara Oshiomhole demonstration primary School, water borehole project and 100,000 capacity nursery.
The wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole who flagged off the three projects yesterday also contributed exercise books, biros, pencils and other needs of the pupils.
The twin projects; water borehole and 100,000 capacity nursery was sponsored by the Association Bernadette Strebel World Peace (ABSWP) while the Iara Oshiomhole demonstration Primary School was initiated by the community.
Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole who urged the people to work together with the Governor especially in terms of education said, “anything education, the Governor takes it very seriously. I will discuss this with him and see what assistance you can get in terms of education” she assured.
While expressing the state Government’s appreciation to ABSWP for the two laudable projects, Mrs. Oshiomhole said, “As you are no doubt aware, the provision of portable water supply is a basic necessity for healthy living and a good means for preventing and eradication of water borne diseases which had claimed a lot of lives in our societies”.
“I congratulate the benefitting community of this water project. A lot of money has been invested in the project. I urge you to see this project as your own and endeavor to guard and protect it from vandalization and damage, even in the process of usage”.
“The 100,000 capacity nursery is no doubt geared towards complimenting the state government’s effort at protecting our forest through tree planting. They do not only prevent erosion, they also stem the tide of windstorm by serving as wind breakers. Tree planting is one of the means of tackling the threat of climate change in our environment, she explained”.
The project initiator, Bernadette Strebel said since government cannot do all alone, “it gives us great joy to support the government and the people in this locality. We pray this water project will bring great relief to the people of this communities and environs”.
“This project was not an easy task for Association Bernadette Strebel World Peace, and we will be grateful if the community can give us some free labour in return to bring the balance. We are so happy that the Hon. Commissioner for Environment and Public Utilities, Prince Clem Agba is living the example by making a donation of 20,000 seeds for the nursery establishment. This is the balance we are talking about. If the communities can take a cue from the Hon. Commissioner’s gesture in giving us free labour, it will really be appreciated“.
“My heart goes to the wife of the Governor, for all the hospitality accorded to us in the state so far. You are a mother indeed. I want to use this medium in thanking you for the Project Focus. It gives me great joy that your pet project is empowering the children in the state, especially those in the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP), children of the Boko Haram Victims. God will bless you as you are supporting your husband in giving the helpless African child a Hope and a Future”.