Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada has been commended for completing the payment of the Lokoja Greater Water Works Project despite glaring financial challenges facing the administration.
Abu Micheal, Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Deputy Governor, gave the commendation while addressing journalists in Lokoja on Thursday on the efforts of the Wada led administration in the provision of portable water to the people.
The chief press secretary who lauded the administration’s efforts for its commitment to the full payment of the embankment project of the Water Works Project described move to improve the provision of portable water to the people of the state, as one that will help reduce water borne diseases in the state.
According to him, aside the N387million paid for the embankment project of Greater Water Works Project, another N1.8billion, accessed from the recently procured bond has been earmarked for water reticulation in Lokoja.
Abu also added that the present administration is working on 35 other water projects across the state, describing water as life, and the very reason for the government’s attention.
He said the measure to carry out the embankment on the water project would no doubt help cushion the effect of climate related disasters in the state, commending the government’s efforts to address water challenges faced by the people.
Lauding the on- going embankment of the flood plain in Kabawa area of the capital city, Lokoja, he stressed that the project when completed would not only help check incessant flooding of the area, but will protect the area from filth as well as improve the sanitary condition of the area.