Niger State Governor, Bello Abubakar Sani has promised to tackle the problem of perennial water scarcity in Minna and other cities of the state.
Bello made the vow while inspecting the Chanchanga water works in Minna, adding that it was time for the government to take holistic measure in tackling the problem in ensuring adequate water supply to the residents of the state.
He said that his administration was going to undertake turn around maintenance of all the equipments at the water works so as to increase production capacity from present 20% to at least 80% and to ensure adequate reticulation of water in all parts of the state.
He explained that the equipments at the water plant were installed over 30 years ago and had not received total maintenance since then.
He directed the state ministry of water resources to produce a comprehensive plan for the efficient water supply to the people, adding that people must also be ready to pay bills for water consumption.
The governor said that he was doing his best to turn things around in the state, adding that, people will soon start to benefit immensely from the works that had been put in place by the administration.
He said the construction of Kuta road in Minna will soon be completed adding that, government had released some funds for the final phase of the project.
The Chairman of ARC Temple Nigeria Limited, the contractors handling the road project, Mallam Aliyu Bawa told journalists that work was 75 percent completed, explaining that government had paid about N700m out the total contract sum of N1.2bn

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