Completed Safe Drinking Water Supply
Completed Community Washroom
Completed Equipment Training and Support Services
Completed Health and Hygiene Training Program
Completed Pump Repair Project
Completed Pump Replacement Projects

The Lifewater Nigeria team

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Hosea Apeh, Program Director, Team Leader

Hosea is an educational psychologist with a doctorate degree who teaches in the Faculty of Education at Nigeria's Abuja University. Because he is passionate about meeting the safe water needs of struggling Nigerian communities, Hosea participated in a well-drilling training program Lifewater organized in Nigeria in 1999-2000. Now he leads a small but very effective team that drills new wells, rehabilitates broken-down wells (including repairing or replacing broken hand pumps), and provides hygiene and sanitation training in rural villages.

Read Hosea's "impact story" describing the many setbacks he suffered during his quest to establish our partner, Lifewater Nigeria.

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Emmanuel Afolabi - Crew Chief

Emmanuel developed a love for well drilling while serving as driver for the Nigerian crew working with Lifewater Canada more than 14 years ago. He has grown to become a strong leader and has trained several other members.

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Paul Ocheje Apeh, Administrative and Corporate Relations Officer, and Hygiene & Sanitation Coach

Paul is a trained Nigerian lawyer. He is passionate about the intersection of poverty and human rights violations -- believing that poverty erodes the right to health, safe water, and human dignity. 

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Simon Alhassan Umaru, Field Manager

Simon is a development economist, with a passion for missions and community development.


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Yohanna Karamasara, Chief Community Mobilizer

Yohanna is a pastor and missionary who has been advocating for more than 15 years for communities needing safe water and improved health. 

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Shegibwu Yohanna HarunaPump Rehabilitation Team member

Yohanna was delegated by his community to assist the Lifewater Nigeria team when it arrived to drill a well. While leading the team to a nearby creek that served as the community's water source, Yohanna told Hosea that he was an orphan who needed employment to survive. Sensing his interest and willingness to work work, Hosea began training Yohanna to rehabilitate pumps. He has become a valuable member of the team.

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George Onyema Ogiri, Pump Rehabilitation Team member

Popularly known to the Nigerian team as Abada, he began as a hired driver. With a background in metal work, he was capable of more than simply driving so he has become part of the Pump Rehabilitation Team.

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Shuaibu Tanimu Ismail, Pump Installation Assistant

Trained by Lifewater Nigeria crew, Tanimu assists in installing pumps on new or rehabilitated wells.

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Yunusa Habibu, Mason

Habibu is a mason who was temporarily hired in late 2020 to build concrete pads for Lifewater Nigeria wells. His devotion to the team earned him a place as a permanent crew member. Habibu  has a strong desire to help communities. He is continuing to go to school while working for Lifewater.

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Buhari Yakubu, Mason

Buhari builds concrete pads for the water wells, plus other masonry needs.

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Dauda Zubairu, Mason

Zubairu Buhari builds concrete pads for the water wells, plus other masonry needs.

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Solomon Joshua, Drilling Crew Assistant

Solomon is a new team member, with a high level enthusiasm. He currently works with the drilling crew to collect soil and rock samples and cuttings, plus any other useful information, at different depths during the drilling process.

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Kenneth Nteh, Hygiene and Sanitation Coach trainee

Kenneth was pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology when he met Hosea. He has remained under Hosea’s mentorship and is now pursuing a doctorate degree while nearing completion of his training as Hygiene and Sanitation coach with Lifewater Nigeria. Kenneth is a Christian youth leader and teacher with a strong interest in missions.

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