By Jeremiah Archibong
Engineer Moses Akpoba, a staff at ExxonMobil, Eket Akwa Ibom State has built a borehole for his community; Bateba, Etonko, Etoi streets Calabar and its environs.
While unveiling the bore hole recently, he revealed that it is because of frequent water scarcity in his area and seeing how people around suffer to get water especially in the morning when children are supposed to be in school, that he decided to erect the bore hole to ease the suffering and see how the children can begin to go to school early.
According to him, “Anything you have, big or small should be shared. That has been my philosophy”.
Akpoba revealed that the 20, 000 liters of water pumped into the overhead GeePee tanks will be open to all and sundry 24 hours which is why the pump control and faucets are outside not inside.
Engineer Akpoba further disclosed that he has been a philanthropist for long. He said he is currently running his educational scholarship program for tertiary institution students where he has 20 students under direct scholarship, meaning all their educational requirements are his burden with additional 50 students on part time support.
He said the scholarship has been onging for over five years now and has produced between 50 and 100 graduates each in both Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.
He added that his love for music and his culture also made him to recruit and sponsors Okpo Recordz Crew in Calabar single handedly.
Okpo Recordz Crew is an indigenous record label in Calabar that produces at almost no cost for Cross River musicians.
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