Empowering Communities: VSF’s Access to Water Project in Benue State
To address the crucial need for clean water, hygiene, and sanitation, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) Benue State Emergency Support Program is making significant strides toward improving the lives of displaced communities.
A delegation led by Barr, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji, the program’s Chairperson, and Prof. Nana Tanko, the Executive Director of VSF, paid a visit to the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority. The visit aimed to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation of the Naka Water Works in Naka IDP camp, Gwer West LGA, Benue State.
The delegation was warmly received by Managing Director Mohammed O. Adra, alongside key officials from the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority and dedicated engineers representing the Benue State Water Board.
The primary focus of the meeting was to bring the Managing Director up to speed on the project, specifically on the vital rehabilitation and complete automation of the Naka Water Works. This facility has been moribund for nearly a decade and is pivotal in providing clean and sustainable water access to IDPs in Naka camp and its surrounding communities.
The restoration of the Naka Water Works holds immense significance for the residents who have long yearned for access to safe drinking water. This essential resource promotes better health and hygiene practices and acts as a catalyst for community development, education, and economic empowerment.
By rehabilitating and automating the Naka Water Works, the VSF demonstrates its unwavering commitment to uplifting vulnerable communities and continues to drive sustainable change in the lives of those affected by displacement. This initiative aligns with one of the program’s seven strategic pillars, ensuring that access to water, hygiene, and sanitation is a fundamental right for all access clean water and the profound impact it has on individuals and communities.