I believe that the best kind of love is the kind that impacts positively to the lives of people. To the glory of God and the good of humankind,Hayat foundation was able to commission eight (8) water projects and another eight (8) Generators( for powering the boreholes )across the length and breadth of Kogi Central senatorial district as my little token of love to the society. Growing up at Ohuogogo, Kuroko, I remember with great nostalgia how as a young maiden , I would trek a very long distance with other maidens up the bushy mountains in our search for the golden liquid -water .We would wake up as early as 3.30 am to go and fetch water in order to be the early bird so as to fetch clean water before it became polluted by the influx of other villagers who also came in search of the same “golden liquid ” Our climb up the treacherous mountains is a story for another day and sometimes the sharp edges of the mountain would slice our tender feet. At the stream, we would take our bath (which was a luxury because people often went 5 days without bathing because of the scarcity of water,) we would wash our clothes which we would then form into a bundle and tie as a sling across our young backs with a jerry can clutched tightly in our little hands and a bucket or basin of water balanced precariously on our heads, and then began the slow descent down the steep mountains. And if perchance you were unlucky,you may sometimes fall down and lose your precious bucketful of water. And believe me the mountains were never kind to our poor buckets as they always shattered on impact. My friends and I would then begin the ardourous journey of a minimum of 3 hours back home to Ohuogogo,Kuroko
Getting back home at around 9 -10 am , my grand mother’s friends, ( I lived with her then)who didnt have any of their grandchildren living with them then would be so glad at my return because it meant they would have at least a cup of water to quench their already parched throat. Naturally, with the position Allah has given my husband, His Excellency ,Alhaji Yahaya Bello, as the executive Governor of our dear state, I, as his wife understood the pains of our people and as a palliative in support of my husband’s bigger water project (a dam is being being built by his Excellency )decided to use Hayat foundation to address the issue of water scarcity amongst my beloved people. I am content that with this water project, young girls will no longer be subjected to this hardship that I underwent growing up which was occasioned by water scarcity, but would rather use those valuable hours to focus more on their education and aim for a brighter future. Anebira, this is my val gift to you. I can’t wait to see Hayat foundation put further smiles on our people’s face especially in other senatorial districts by also providing this kind gesture to our beloved people of Kogi East , Kogi West (soon to be comissioned) LONG LIVE KOGI STATE.! LONG LIVE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. !