Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia
The Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday inaugurated the Wamba town water scheme contracted to Messr Brosino Investment Limited at the cost of N339 million.
The small town water scheme in Wamba which was inaugurated is a pilot scheme that will be replicated in other local government areas of the state for cost effectiveness.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Wamba, the governor said the water scheme was designed with modern facilities to supply 100,000 gallons of potable water per day.
He noted that Wamba specifically had had its share of scarcity of potable water which had continued to inflict untold hardship on the people as previous attempts made by successive administrations in the state to undertake water supply scheme in Wamba could not see the light of the day.
He said: “When this administration came on board, we appraised the situation as it concerned the water problem in Wamba, government conceived the idea of constructing a solar-powered water project.
“The reason for this initiative is to move away from the conventional water schemes that use electricity power supply with attendant setbacks occasioned by power outage and bad maintenance culture.”
He, however, pointed out that “apart from this water scheme in Wamba, this
administration has also overhauled the entire water supply system aimed at addressing the scarcity of water supply across the state.”
According to him, “In this regard, government embarked on the
rehabilitation of Mada waterworks, Akwanga, which distributes not less than 10 million gallons of water per day; construction of Nasarawa regional waterworks with an average supply of three million gallons of water per day which is nearing completion; construction of Daddere water scheme, as well as that of Nassarawa Eggon water
scheme which was inaugurated few years ago.”
The governor therefore assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to execute projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
“On our part, we will continue to provide the basic necessities for
the citizens particularly in the rural areas. I assure you that this
administration will not relent in its commitment towards ensuring that
all parts of the state are accessible with social amenities,” Al-Makura maintained.