The Rotary Club of Lagos has donated a water treatment plant to traders at Araromi Oredegbe Lewis Market, Sandgrouse , in Lagos Island.
According to a statement, the facility is to enable traders in the market, popularly known as Sandgrouse Market, to access potable water “hitherto considered a luxury in the area . ”
The District Governor , Rotary Club , District 9110 , Mr Bola Oyebade , who handed over the facility to a representative of the traders , urged them to make good use of the facility and ensure maintenance to make it beneficial to traders and residents around the area.
Oyebade also announced the extension of a micro – credit facility of N50 , 000 each to three women in the market to further assist them in expanding their businesses.
The President of Rotary Club of Lagos , Mr Dare Adeyeri , in his remarks , stated that the siting of the “ mini -water project ” in the area would go a long way in enhancing the standards of living of traders in the market and other residents in the neighbourhood.
The Baba Oja of the market , Munirudeen Bakare , commended the club and gave the assurance that the facility would be well- maintained “ to encourage the organisation to do more.”