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Oyo state government, water aid set to sign memorandum of understanding on water provision

The Oyo State Government is to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WaterAid, to facilitate its mission of transforming lives, improve access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene as an essential step out of poverty.

Penpushing reports that Chairman, Oyo State Water Corporation, Hon. Elias Adeojo made this known after a meeting with the representatives of WaterAid Nigeria, led by the Acting Director of Programmes, WaterAid Nigeria, Mr. Alao Adebayo.

The corporation boss explained that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) would signify a partnership that would provide a better way of managing water resources in the state.

Penpushing further reports that he said the laudable and purposeful development in Oyo State by the present administration cannot be quantified, adding that it would continue to attract partnerships from well-meaning organizations across the globe.

The Chairman however regretted that almost all the schemes of the corporation are being bedeviled by epileptic power supply, with few working at lower capacities, pointing out that despite the economic doldrums in the country, the state government is leaving no stone unturned to provide potable water to residents of the state.

Penpushing also reports that Adeojo therefore enjoined the organization to render its support to the corporation in which capacity it deemed fit in order to bring back the glory of the schemes.

The WaterAid Nigeria representative, Mr. Alao Adebayo in his response noted that the agency was committed to supporting Oyo State towards ensuring that residents had access to good water,adding that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was expected to improve the capacity of the Oyo State Water Corporation.

Penpushing reports that Adebayo expressed the readiness of Water AID Africa to assist in boosting water supply to Oyo State as a whole, stressing that the organization usually undertakes Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects which the Water Corporation of Oyo State qualifies to enjoy.

The representative disclosed that Lagos State Government has also benefited from the laudable support of the organization in recent time, promising to hasten the support to the corporation after necessary steps and paperwork have been sorted out.

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