September 25, 2017

The Girl Who Found Water and the quest for change by Evans Ufeli

The Girl Who Found Water and the quest for change by Evans Ufeli

In 2011, Chibuzor Mirian Azubuike was posted to serve as a youth corps member in Bigi Tudunwada, Bauchi State, a village whose water needs were served by an unreliable stream; there was no potable water source.

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As part of her community service project, Marian took on the challenge of provided a borehole for the villagers and found water, in a time when the threat of insurgence was very real. This is the story of ‘The Girl Who Found Water’, and Chibuzor shared some of it at a book reading which held on the 31st January, 2015 at Terra Kulture, Lagos.

 

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The reading sparked a conversation on the importance of community service as it relates to the Nigerian situation. The event which was well attended enjoyed a high level of engagement from the audience as a panel composed of Pelu Awefeso, Ogo Maduewesi, Chibuzor Azubuike and moderated by Victoria Otono addressed some of the issues which were raised during the question and answer session. Author and publicist, Joy Isi Bewaji, commended Chibuzor for her courage but lambasted the government for their docility. She posited that above everything we do, it is the responsibilities of government to provide basic amenities.

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“I was fulfilled , that I was able to get people to discuss community service, “ Chibizor said at the end of the event.

 

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