Over 500 Villages in Sokoto Provided With Water – Tambuwal

Peter Jerome

Not fewer than 500-600 villages now have access to portable drinking water in Sokoto state within the last six years of the administration of Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

This was disclosed by Gov. Tambuwal during the commissioning of Bado- Kasarawa water supply project under the 3rd National Urban Water Sector Reform (NUWSR) project on Wednesday.

The NUWSR projects include the drilling of five large diameter hybrid boreholes blended with dual advantage of using solar and mechanical sources of energy, construction of 100,000 capacity steel welded tank in 12 meter tower and the construction of a high lift pumping station and the installation of three new pumps as well as 20,000 meters pipe reticulation system within Bado and environs within the state capital.

This, according to him is in addition to the semi-urban water scheme being executed by the state government in all the 23 local government headquarters of the state as well as another on-going 250 boreholes constructed across the state.

In a release signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello, the Governor expressed his commitment to provide about 1000 towns and villages with portable drinking water before the end of his tenure, the governor gave kudos to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the World Bank for their contributions to the initiative.

He also commended the State Ministry of Water Resources for their commitment to the success of this project and other water supply efforts of the Government in the state.

He urged the people in the state to always monitor the projects being executed by the government in their domain and report any sub-standard work to the relevant authority, just as he also called on the beneficiary communities to take ownership of this facility by ensuring its proper utilization and protection against misuse or vandalization.

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