Students in the Adult Education Department of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have reconstructed an abandoned borehole serving the Tanke Oke-Odo community of Ilorin south LGA of Kwara state.


Oladejo Abiodun, president of the Adult and Primary Education Students’ Association, UNILORIN, said the reconstruction is part of their community development intervention project.

Abiodun said the project was carried out to expose the 400-level students of the department to the practical aspects of community development.

He said the students were grouped during the quest for the community intervention project, adding that some members of the class searched for areas in need of urgent attention.


Abiodun said the borehole, situated at the residence of the chief imam of the community, had been abandoned for years.

The student leader said other community projects were discovered by the students, but they were not as pressing as that of the borehole project.

“The project was identified as the immediate need of the community as well as an intervention project to address the community’s salient need for the revival of the borehole project,” he said.


In response, Umar Salaudeen, the chief imam of Tanke Oke-Odo, appreciated the students for the intervention.

Salaudeen also described the students as “focused and promising leaders”.

He solicited more support from the community while praying for the continuous progress and development of the university.


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