Three Kwara communities in Ilorin west local government area of Kwara state have benefited from the pilot scheme of 50 motorised solar power water boreholes projects , being financed by Abdulmumini Sanni Jawaondo foundation.
The benefiting communities included Alanamu, Adewole and Badari wards all within Ilorin west local government area of the state.
In his address at the official commissioning of the projects in Ilorin Wednesday, president and chief executive officer of the foundation, Alhaji Abdulmumini Jawaondo, a chartered accountant by training, also announced scholarship for any indigen of the state with first class in accounting.
He said upon completion of their studies, the beneficiaries would also be offered automatic employment in his firm, (Sanni Mohammed and Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners).
“The water project, of which we are commissiong the first phase today , shall be vigorously pursued on the platform of our foundation, our target is to drill 50 boreholes across various local government in Kwara state within 2 years ,in support of the administration of your Excellency”, Jawaondo said .
He said the foundation will partner with the government in executing similar projects and even provide “counterpart funding in order to reduce the burden on the government and ensure quality control and cost control”.
The financial expert said the projects and other philanthropic gestures embarked on by his foundation was done out of his willingness to rally support for the government in view of the inadequate resource in the state.
In his remarks, the deputy governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, represented by Barrister Hassan Garba, said the foundation’ s gestures was in line with the vision of the present administration of governor AbdulRhman AbdulRasaq to ensure that perennial water problem in the state would come a thing of the past.
A member representing Ilorin north- west /Ajikobi constituency, Hon Gafar Ayilara, urged other well to do sons and daughters of the community in diaspora to come home and impact positively in their respective communities.