Motivated by the need to provide access to safe drinking water, which is very critical to human health, Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1, District 9110, recently commissioned its water project for Ebute Elefun Secondary School, Sura, Lagos Island.
The project, officially commissioned by the District Governor, Kola Sodipo, in the school premises with the support of the Rotary International through the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee (NNPPC), is aimed at encouraging good health and well-being among students and staff of the school.
Speaking at the commissioning, National Coordinator of NNPPC, Tunji Funsho, explained that the collaborative initiative was designed to raise the awareness on the importance of purified and adequate water intake among students, as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
“Access to safe drinking water will create a plentiful source of low-cost refreshment throughout the day for the students. It will encourage good health and well-being among students, staff and others, as well as reduce tiredness, irritability and distraction that could emanate from dehydration,” he said
President Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1, Dimeji Ajayi, remarked that the water project would have positive effect on students’ concentration, reduce fatigue that may arise from classroom pressure all through the day as well as aid their development and wellbeing.
Commending the initiative, director of education in the district, Mrs. Ajayi Esther, who represented the Lagos State Ministry of Education, appreciated Rotary Club for providing water free of charge for the school.
She noted that despite the importance of safe drinking water to human health and development, millions of people still lack access to safe drinking water from an improved source especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Appreciating the conveners, principal of the school, Mrs. Omolara Oyebanji, said that the school would ensure that the water remains hygienic with prompt maintenance.