A borehole has been built by the Redeemed Christian Church of God for Rugan Jira Doka, a rural village in the local government of Bauchi.
The village, which is located two kilometers from the Federal Polytechnic in Bauchi, has been suffering from severe water scarcity for a number of years.
According to the Chairman of the community, Lawi Samuel, the borehole is the first in the community in 50 years.
“What the government could not do for us, the Church has done for us. And I thank God that our councillor is personally here and he should take this message to the state governor and I believe something better will be done for us.” He said.
Also addressing, Yohanna Daniel, Mai Anguwam Doka, represented by Yusuf Abarshi, expressed thanks to the RCCG for giving them with water, lamenting that the community has existed without government presence save for the power they enjoy.
He said: “This community has lacked basic social amenities for over 50 years. We have no government school, we have no access road, we have no maternity. Anytime it is the rainy season, our pregnant women don’t find it easy accessing healthcare, especially because of the bad roads we have.”