In keeping with Solar Information, the 60-year-old Jigawa-born gateman, Musa Usman, who rejected a home present from his Indian employer, instead of potable water for his group has begged Nigerians for shelter.
Usman made the demand in Abuja throughout a press convention on the #Shelter4MusaUsman marketing campaign organised by Sharry Moore Strategic Konsult and an Worldwide Non-Governmental Organisation, WaterAid.
He mentioned: “Everyone in my group may be very completely satisfied as a result of they’ve for thus a few years suffered lack of fresh water. Some individuals in my village referred to as me a idiot for asking for water.
“They said I should have taken the house or demanded money to start rearing cows. I did what I thought and still know is right. I know I would be rewarded for it from almighty God.”
Talking on the occasion, the Principal Guide, Sharry Moore Strategic Konsult, Ipoade Omilaju, famous that apart its mandate to make sure private hygiene, sensitise Nigerians on potable water, it had launched the marketing campaign to help Musa for his humility and dedication.
“Our position is whether he gave away the house for construction of boreholes for his community or not; the fact remains that he has won for himself a good name through his commitment and uprightness as a gateman for 25 years leading to access of improved water source for the people of Giljimmi in Birniwa LG of Jigawa State,” Omilaju mentioned.
Whereas the worldwide organisation demanded N1,000 every from not less than 100,000 Nigerians, his Indian employer, Varkey Verghese, on the marketing campaign, immediately donated N500,000 on behalf of 500 Nigerians.
In keeping with Omilaju, “this campaign is to show the world that we are good people who appreciate commitment, sincerity and selflessness. We therefore call on 100,000 Nigerians to give just N1,000 and collectively we give Musa and family a befitting shelter.”
On his half, the Chairman of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Media Community, Wale Elekolusi, enjoined Nigerians to make their private hygiene a precedence, including that it’s expedient each stakeholder keys into concepts of provision of potable water to rural areas as Musa did.