Turkish foundation drills 1,000 boreholes for Nigerian communities

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Mr Cemal Yigit, President, Association of Turkish People in Nigeria (ATPEN) said the Nigerian Turkish International College (NTIC) Foundation, an NGO has drilled over 1, 000 boreholes for communities across Nigeria.

Yigit stated this on Thursday in Abuja. He said that communities in Yobe and Ogun states were among the beneficiaries of the boreholes.

Yigit said that the foundation had in the past two years, expended about a million dollars annually for humanitarian services as part of its social responsibilities in Nigeria.

“As an association, we are not directly involved in humanitarian services but our members, for example the NTIC Foundation do a lot of humanitarian services.

“The NTIC Foundation is a charity organisation involved in the campaign for humanitarian aids to IDP camps and students of public schools.

“The various campaigns for humanitarian aids for public schools by the foundation have over the years been done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.

He said that NTIC had 17 schools in six states in the country, Nigeria, adding that the college had enrolled over 4,500 students.

According to him, Nile University of Nigeria recognised and registered with the Nigeria Universities Commission and “is hosting about 1,500 students”.

The ATPEN president said that the foundation had also funded operations for 300 cataract patients from different parts of the country.

He said that the major donors to the foundation were parents and students of NITC, members of Turkish community as well as some Nigerians.