As part of effort to provide portable drinking water to residents of Gusau and its environs, the Zamfara state government has awarded contract worth over N111 million for the laying down of water pipeline from Koramar Wanke and Yarkusa large Well directly to the water board which would be completed through direct labour under the state ministry of water resources.
This was made known by the state commissioner of water resources, Alhaji Sanda Muhammad Danjari while conducting journalists round on an inspection visit to the project site along Gusau barrage yesterday.
Danjari further stated that, 7 man committee under his chairmanship has been constituted by the state governor Alh. Abdulaziz Yari who were charged with the responsibility of supervision the project, adding that, the project is expected to be completed in the next two weeks time.
He said, when completed the project, it will provide adequate water supply to various residential areas in Gusau and its environs particularly new relocated areas where the water works did not reached them as well as ensuring the acute water shortage being faced by the communities over a long period of time has become a matter of history.
He further pointed out that, the gesture was inline of Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s readiness to fulfill his campaign promised aims at ensuring portable drinking water supply is been put in place not only in Gusau metropolis but, all over the state.
He said, the state government will do everything possible to ensure similar project has been extended to all the 14 local government areas of the state before the year 2019 roundup with a view to ensure ample portable drinking water has been supply to rural communities across the state.
“Our aims is to make sure every community across the state, get some portable drinking water to avoid taking some contaminated water which usually causes some contamination diseases such as gastro- entrities, cholera, gene worm among others hence the needs to avoid the problem technically by the state government as quickly as possible” the commissioner further Stressed.
He then called on the entire people of the state to remain calm and loyal to both Federal, state and 14 local government’s policies and programs to enable the government at all levels provide basic amenities that have direct bearing for them.

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