Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun
Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his administration has revived the supply of pipe-borne water to residents through rehabilitation of the water works across the state.
The governor disclosed this Tuesday at Odeda, the headquarters of Odeda Local Government Area, on the eighth day of his tour of the local councils in the state.
He said his administration inherited an appalling situation where there was virtually no supply of potable water in towns and cities, including Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode.
“We have now restored water supply to some towns and cities, including the state capital. We are expanding this supply as we rehabilitate more water works across the state,” he said.
He informed the people of the local council that work was in progress to supply them with pipe-borne water.
Amosun said his administration would complement the efforts of local councils with boreholes as a temporary measure while efforts were concentrated on getting supply of pipe-borne water to all parts of the state.
Speaking in the same vein at Ake, the headquarters of Abeokuta South Local Government, the governor explained that many water pipes had become rusted due to years of non-usage.
“We discovered this problem when we began pumping out water from the waterworks after their rehabilitation. These pipes will now have to be changed,” the governor said.
He said the quality of pipe-borne water being supplied met the Nigerian standard and prescription of the World Health Organisation (WHO), calling on the people of the local councils to exercise patience that the decay of many years would take a couple of years to remedy.