After failed attempts by several organizations, clean water gushed from a 600-foot-deep borehole, donated by LDS Charities to the community of Agulu Obeleagu Umunna. The project in Enugu State is one of many completed by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
During the commissioning ceremony, Dr. C.O.C. Egumgbe, Commissioner for Water Resources, representing State Governor, the Right Honorable, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, thanked LDS Charities for their contributions to the development of the State.
“Water is life,” said Egumgbe. “Whoever brings water to the people, brings life and joy to the people.”
President-General, Victor Udeani, of Agulu Umuna Development Union, expressed gratitude to LDS Charities for serving his community through the provision of clean water.
Engineer Udeani recounted the various failed attempts at constructing a functional borehole saying, “We have seen today, that with God, nothing is impossible. We thank LDS Charities for their tireless work.”
“This is a miracle!” said Mrs. Jideofor Angelina, a 73-year-old resident of Agulu, who danced and sang throughout the ceremony. She could not believe that in her lifetime, clean water would flow from taps in her community. She recounted how, due to lack of water, many of the villagers had to make do with just washing their legs, hands, and faces instead of taking a full bath.
The provision of potable, clean water for communities is part of the major projects by LDS Charities for rural communities throughout Nigeria.