Turkish foundation drills 1,000 boreholes for Nigerian communities

One of the hand pumps constructed by the Nigerian Turkish International College NTIC in Kaduna state, Nigeria.
One of the hand pumps constructed by the Nigerian Turkish International College NTIC in Kaduna state, Nigeria.


Date posted: December 4, 2016

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.

Source: PM News , December 1, 2016


Related News

Over 50 thousand Filipino families benefit Eid al-Adha meat aid

In order to mark Eid al-Adha with annual aid initiatives in the Philippines, Kimse Yok Mu Foundation, the Turkish schools in the Philippines, the Philippines’ Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Pacific Dialog Foundation have long been jointly organizing meat aid distributions across the country. As the the Eid al-Adha aid initiatives came to an end, […]

Kidnappers demand N100m for Turkish school victims

The abductors of eight pupils and workers of Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC) have made a ransom demand of N100 million to free them, The Nation learnt yesterday.

African Union Commission chair receives Gülen peace award

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, was awarded the Fethullah Gülen Peace and dialogue Award during the eighth annual Ubuntu Lecture and Dialogue Awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg on Thursday evening.

Is Nigeria now a part of Turkey?

These are indeed interesting times in Nigeria. The Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Hakan Cakil is the Prime Minister of the Turkish Nigerian republic. Yes, he is for he recently called on the Nigerian government to close 17 Turkish schools in the country. That was quite audacious, and deserving of a backhand slap by my three-year-old son.

Kimse Yok Mu to attend Global Consultation ahead of World Humanitarian Summit

Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anyone There?) has been invited to attend the Global Consultation, a meeting being held at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland between Oct. 14-16 to negotiate proposals concerning humanitarian aid that will serve as a basis for the World Humanitarian Summit scheduled for May 2016.

Kenyan president hails Gülen-inspired schools in his country

Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta has praised the schools run in his country by the Hizmet (Service) network, backed by U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen who is in severe rift with the Turkish government.

Latest News

This notable Pocono resident has been living here in exile since 1999

Logistics companies seized over Gülen links sold in fast-track auction

That is Why the Turkish Government could Pay 1 Billion Euros

ECtHR rules Bulgaria violated rights of Turkish journalist who was deported despite seeking asylum

Fethullah Gülen’s Message of Condolences in the Wake of the Western European Floods

Pregnant woman kept in prison for 4 months over Gülen links despite regulations

Normalization of Abduction, Torture, and Death in Erdogan’s Turkey

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

Failed 2016 coup was gov’t plot to purge Gülenists from state bodies, journalist claims

In Case You Missed It

Turkey’s ‘black box’ must be opened

Leaked document sheds light on Turkey’s controlled ‘coup’

The impact of corruption on elections

Philippine House speaker receives Turkish school delegation

“Like a Storm”: Deportations Stun Turks in Kosovo

Çubukçu: Turkish schools important bridge between Turkey and N. Iraq

President Ellen Commends Turkish School for Commitment to Pursuing Quality Education

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News