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Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

Jigawa spends N4.229bn on water projects

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From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

The Jigawa state government said, it spent over N4.229,306,503.40 from its inception to date for the provision and rehabilitating all the dysfunctional water schemes across the state..
The acting governor of the state, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia dropped the hint yesterday while speaking at the flagging-off of the construction of solar powered water supply worth N463.368 million at Disina area of Dutse capital.
According to him, at the inception of APC administration in the state, not more than 40 percent of all water schemes were fund to be fully functional.
He explained that, the government also continued the provision of water supply and sanitation by construction of 132 solar powered schemes in small towns, 1,542 hand pumps operated boreholes in rural areas, improvement of water supply in five major urban towns, conversion of 40 motorized water schemes to solar powered in urban and small towns across the state.
Barrister Hadejia added that, the APC administration also upgraded and converted seven motorized boreholes schemes to solar powered, construction of 300 blocks of VIP latrines in schools and procurement of 1eleven generating sets across the state, adding that over 1.938 billion was spent for the procurement of diesel, lubricant and water treatment chemicals.
The acting governor then flagged off the construction of powered water supply scheme that would provide over one million litres of water daily in Dutse metropolis.

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