A philanthropist, Dr Rowland Adewumi, on Sunday donated two 20,000-litre capacity automated solar powered boreholes to the people of Olla community in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Adewumi, the Group Managing Director of Zephyrgold Group Plc, said the donation was made to address the perennial water shortage in the community.
He said that the boreholes had the capacity to provide 24-hour daily supply of safe and clean water to the community.
Adewumi said the donation was also his own way of contributing to the growth, progress and socio-economic development of the community.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the donor also donated undisclosed amount of cash to widows in the community.
Adewumi promised to establish a processing farm within the shortest period as a way to tackle youth unemployment in the community.
Mr Segun Adeniyi, the representative of Olla community Development Association, in his remarks, expressed optimism that the donation would help to solve perennial water shortage in the community.
He praised the donor for his generosity and foresight, saying over 1,000 people would benefit from the donation.
Adeniyi also promised adequate maintenance and judicious use of the facilities.
For her part, Mrs Felicia Fakunle, a representative of Olla community women described the donation as unprecedented in the history of the community.
Fakunle thanked the donor for identifying with the challenges of perennial water shortage in the community and urged other individuals and groups to emulate the kind gesture.