Access to Clean Water: POMR commends Tinubu for emulating Obi's efforts

Peter Obi and President Tinubu in a handshake during a previous meeting 

The Peter Obi Media Reach (POMR) has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for following the lead of Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in addressing the water scarcity issue in Nigeria. 

Obi had initially called on wealthy Nigerians to join him in providing boreholes across the country to alleviate the struggles of those without access to clean drinking water. 

Obi's initiative was sparked by his firsthand experience of the difficulties faced by many Nigerians in obtaining basic necessities like clean water. 

In response, he had already installed boreholes in several northern states, including Nasarawa, Bauchi, Kano, Zaria, Kebbi, Suleja, Niger, and Sokoto, where the water crisis was particularly severe.

Recall that at the special anniversary of the death of his mother, Alhaji Abibatu Magaji in Abuja at the weekend, the president announced a nationwide project to construct 400 boreholes as a continuation of charity in the late mother’s memory.

The Press release signed by it’s spokesperson, Yinusa Tanko to the effect party reads: “The POMR commends this spirit of charity from the president as it’s in line with our principal’s desire to attend to the poor in our midst.

“POMR would like to advise that this new line of thinking from the president should be reflected in the government projects, which at the moment, are not addressing the yearnings of the poor in our midst.

“It remains shameful that in a nation where millions have no access to clean drinking water, millions of children are out of school and have no access to decent healthcare with millions of youths out of jobs, yet the government is placing priority on bogus projects like coastal highway, mansions, flyovers and buying of jets etc as a priority.

“The president’s new spirit of charity, if it continues, will help in pulling many Nigerians out of poverty, if it’s diversified.”


Yunusa Tanko 


June 23, 2023
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