By Jane Jerry Agwara
Ever imagined that the federal capital territory of Nigeria is home to a community that relies on river as source of water?
Zhidu Community is a community at the heart of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT Abuja) but it’s residents still walk miles to a polluted river to fetch water for domestic use.
Although there is one community borehole, used by about 3,000 community members, with a gallon costing about 20-30 Naira. The question remains, how many gallons of water can these low income families afford a day for their domestic use? Let’s not forget that they still have to walk miles to buy the water.
Majority of the residents who can’t afford to buy water, have no other choice than to depend on this unhealthy water from the river which gets even more contaminated when it rains for their domestic use.
The good news is, we will be embarking on a project to build borehole in Zhidu for the people of Zhidu. We hope that this borehole will ameliorate the situation in the community.
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