News Release

Latter-day Saints Charity Rekindles Hope In Communities

The Muslim communities of Ibisomi Ajegunle and Ajeoku in Obokun Local Government Area of the State of Osun in South West Nigeria are about to find relief from the curse of contaminated water. LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be drilling boreholes in these communities for the purpose of providing clean water for the peoples daily usage.

On the 25th of February, 2012, representatives of LDS Charities and the Church's Public Affairs office in Nigeria visited the two communities to announce the intention of the Church to drill boreholes that will provide clean water for the communities, and to sign memorandum of understanding with community officials.

Chief Raufu Adaradenu, head of Ibisomi community, (population 250), commended the Church for its generosity. He lamented the community's long-term lack of potable water and its inability to get government to help them. The Church's initiative, he said, is about to bring an end to their suffering.

Chief Shittu Ogundele, head of Ajeoku community (population 1,100),  thanked the Church's delegation for its gift, which, he said will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of his people. He explained that that the community's source of water, a nearby stream, "gets dry during every dry season."

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