Covenant Donates Borehole, offer Free Malaria Treatment to Adefarasin Community
For the people of Adefarasin-Osolo community in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Saturday, April 28, 2018 would ever remain fresh in their memory as Covenant University provided solution to one of their major challenges.
The University in its usual community development outreaches to its host community donated a borehole to solve water challenge in the community and offered free medical services to mark the 2018 World Malaria Day with the theme, “Ready to Beat Malaria.”
Over 400 adults and children in the community trooped out, not only to witness the commissioning of the borehole, but to benefit from the free malaria test and treatment services.
Speaking at the event which took place at Bankole Junction, Adefarasin-Osolo Community, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Shalom Chinedu noted that the event was the University’s effort at contributing its quota to the development of its immediate community.
Professor Chinedu, who stood in for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero told the indigenes that, “The borehole is now yours and it is your responsibility to preserve and maintain it. The University will not detail its staff to monitor how it is being used.”
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Chairman of the University’s Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CUCDIIC), Dr. Emmanuel Amoo, noted that the programme was specifically designed to counter significant public health burden on endemic malaria infections, adding that Nigeria shares substantial proportion of the 80% of malaria dearth worldwide. “We are here to create further awareness that it is possible not to be infected with malaria,” he stated.
While appreciating the University’s good gesture, the Chairman, Adefarasin-Osolo Community Development Association, Pastor Jacob Majakodunmi, requested for more assistance in the provision of electricity transformer, public primary health centre, public primary school and accessible roads to link the community with other surrounding communities.
The Baale, Adefarasin-Osolo, Alhaji Fasasi, expressed delight over the donated borehole and free medical services and prayed for the progress of the University and the leadership of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo.
Other events of the day include exhortation by the representative of the Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle, Pastor Ranti Emmanuel and health talk delivered by Dr. Aduke Odutayo of the University Medical Centre.
Also present at the event were the District Coordinator, Winners Satellite Fellowship, Pastor Akan Williams; Former Chair, CUCDIIC, Professor Humphrey Adebayo; Professor Victor Omotosho; Staff of Covenant University Medical Centre and members of the CUCDIIC.