Nigeria winger Moses Simon has drilled boreholes for the people of Obagaji Agatu community in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Nigeria international’s father hails from Obagaji Agatu but the Nantes winger was raised in Kaduna State.
The Head of Obagaji Agatu community, Chief James Ocheche, said they’ve been reliant on rainwater or water from the stream, for their daily usage and consumption, before Simon lent a helping hand.
He thanked Simon for coming to the community’s aid, saying the footballer’s gesture was a sign that he felt the pains of his people.”
“Early this year, a brother of Simon said he (Simon) is concerned about the source of our drinking water and other social amenities in the community.
“He was sympathetic enough to sink three boreholes as an individual. You can see that he is a boy who wants the development of his community. May God lift him up.”
The project is one of numerous embarked upon by the 25-year-old this year.
He reached out to Internally Displaced Persons of Southern Kaduna, donating clothes, food and drugs, paying for their free medical service and N500,000.
Simon started his career with GBS Academy and his eye-catching displays soon caught the attention of Dutch club Trencin, who subsequently signed him in 2014.
The forward played 33 times for the Stadion na Sihoti outfit before moving to Belgium to team up with Gent, where he enjoyed great success.
Simon spent three years with the club and helped them to win the Belgian First Division A title and Super Cup diadem.
He then joined Spanish side Levante in the summer of 2018 before signing for Nantes on loan, where he shone and was handed a permanent deal.
Simon will hope to feature prominently for the Canaries when they take on Henry Onyekuru’s Monaco in their next Ligue 1 game on September 13.
The forward is a key member of Super Eagles and played a major role as they finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Simon has featured 33 times for the Nigeria national team since he made his debut against Uganda in 2015.