The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi gubernatorial election, Natasha Akpoti recently turned 40. Besides the usual celebration
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi gubernatorial election, Natasha Akpoti recently turned 40. Besides the usual celebration of such a milestone, Natasha Akpoti donated boreholes to some communities in Oboroke, Obeiba, Okehi and Adavi local government areas of the state. Speaking at the formal commissioning, the philanthropist and politician said the gesture was meant to impact lives of the downtrodden as part of activities designed to commemorate her 40th birthday which was celebrated on Dec. 9.
She stated that during her governorship campaigns across the state, she realized that one of the top yearnings of the people was the need for potable water among others.
“While I may lack the capacity to provide water to all the communities across the state, I equally believe in starting from somewhere and building on it with time as there is no limit to what one can offer humanity,” she said. Some of the elders, youths and women of the benefiting communities expressed their joy over the humanitarian gesture and called on others to emulate her. They prayed God to grant her long life and more opportunities to enable her impacts more lives.
Natasha whose mother is from Ukraine, after the commissioning ceremony, hosted the people to a short reception at her family house in Obeiba, Ihima local government area of the state.
Also in a facebook post celebrating her new age and how she plans to celebrate her birthday, the lawyer wrote:
“I turn the big 40 tomorrow. Yes & most grateful to God for His grace so far. So to kickstart my celebration, I thought it fit to bring a little sunshine to the lives that stood by me through my most challenging moments. What could it be? I thought. Four days ago I woke up to the thought of Water for our communities. Water is LIFE!! I called my brother Felix Akpoti alongside a few others to share the idea and they bought into it.
“So we swung into action and in 2 days we were able to commission 4 of the many water projects across Kogi state. Yes, these boreholes were surveyed, drilled and constructed; pumps and overhead tanks installed and electricity connected in just 2 days. You see, leadership is easy when the focus is to serve the people from a mind of purpose and a heart of determination.
“By the way, our water projects are named Love, Peace, Hope, Faith, Unity, Life etc. We chose words that would liberate the mind of everyone who drinks from these boreholes in order to restore our lost virtues to help grow resilient communities for our greater prosperity. To many who came out to celebrate with me today. To my Facebook family and friends … YOU ROCK
“Tomorrow is our BIG day and I love you all dearly
Your One and Only
Natasha H Akpoti
SDP Gubernatorial Candidate