Excitement in the faces of good people of Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency as the All Progressives Congress candidate for the Federal House of Representatives, Mallam Muktar Tolani Shagaya visited Hausa/Fulani Communities in Asa Local Government, Artisans, Motor dealers association amongst others at their respective headquarters and donated twenty boreholes.
Recall that Shagaya had earlier initiated a 500 boreholes water project intervention where eleven boreholes were dug and installed in the first batch of the multimillion naira water project across Asa/Ilorin West Local Government Areas.
In the continuation of the water project for the second phase, the Chairman board of Trustees, Salman Shagaya Foundation, Alhaji Sheriff Shagaya announced the donation of 10 motorized boreholes to the Fulani/Hausa community in Afon/Owoade-Onire districts of Asa Local Government to relief the people from scarcity of water.
In another development, during the courtesy visit to Kwara State Marketers Association, Shagaya amongst other gestures, donated 5 motorized boreholes to the association to be located at different marketplaces. This is another philanthropic effort of Mallam Shagaya to support his constituency.
He, however, reiterated that the focus remains to foster a conducive environment, based on trust and mutual understanding, where diversity is acknowledged and respected and communities are engaged towards a more stable society. This objective will be achieved through cultural interventions which promote dialogue, build understanding and foster a shared sense of ownership of cultural heritage among all communities in Asa/Ilorin West constituency.
Shagaya promised to focus on the inclusion of women and youth in protection and preservation of intangible cultural heritage, which promotes economic empowerment and counters divisive narratives.
“We shall provide a participatory governance of cultural heritage which involves all interested parties in decision-making, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating cultural heritage policies and programmes”, he added.
Earlier, Shagaya had donated 3 boreholes to Kwara State Artisans Congress and another borehole to Plank Dealers Association to be located at their respective headquarters.