.DONATES MULTI-MILLION WATER PROJECT TO OHORDUA, EDO STATE
All roads led to the bustling Maternity grounds of Ohordua, Esan East Local Government Area of Edo State on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021.
That Easter Saturday was like no other known in recent memory by the people of town.
For right at the town center, their illustrious son, Nollywood actor, producer and director, Charles Inojie had caused all to gather.
Charles Inojie, popularly known for his comedy acts in movies, chose that day to bestow permanent laughter on his Ohordua community as the Eguare-Ohordua, Borehole Water Project built by his Charles Inojie Foundation, was commissioned.
The event which was graced by all and sundry in the town, was led by the king, His Royal Highness, Zaiki S.E. Ailuojierior, the 1st, the Onojie of Ohordua kingdom.
On why he embarked on the water project, Charles Inojie wrote on his social media handles, that it had been his dream to gift water to his community judging by the challenge potable water posed to the community in his childhood days.
He was also full of gratitude to Latter Saints Charities with whom his Foundation partnered, to achieve the feat.
Read what he wrote below:…
CHRONICLES OF A VILLAGE BOY
As a little boy, growing up in Eguare-Ohordua community was tough. Getting just about anything at all from education, farm produce to water for bathing, cooking and drinking required “travelling” a couple of kilometres.
I cannot forget how my ears got accustomed to the sound of the first crow at 4 am; when myself and other kids my age must wake up to embark on a 3 kilometre journey to the Utor River situated at the border end of a neighbouring community. For many of us living with our aged grand parents who cannot themselves make the journey, we had to make this trip twice every morning before going to school and must not be late for the morning assembly. That experience aptly captures what the late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti once referred to as SUFFERING AND SMILING.
Over the years, it has been my secret prayers for God to help me change the narrative for today’s children growing up in that community who still have to go through the same stress as my generation did several years ago to get water home to their parents for domestic use. This prayer essentially gave birth to the CHARLES INOJIE FOUNDATION (CIF).
I am indeed grateful to God for answering that prayers through the benevolence of the LATTER SAINTS CHARITIES with whom we partnered to wrought this feat. Needless to say that this project is for the entire community. I pray they own it, protect it and guard it jealously so that the intended benefits can be fully derived.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.