Lawal Sa’ idu Funtua, Katsina
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Belemaoil in collaboration with Jack-Rich Tein foundation has commissioned 400,000 litres capacity solar powered water treatment plants in Daura and Musawa local government areas of Katsina State.
Speaking at the commissioning of the projects in Musawa and Daura, the President and founder of Jack-Rich Foundation, Mr. Jack Rick-Tein, said the initiative was grounded on the fact that water is a fundamental human need.
Addressing the beneficiaries in Musawa, Governor Aminu Belllo Masari, urged stakeholders in the councils to setup community-ownership committee to safeguard the facilities.
The governor warned that anyone found vandalizing the facilities would face the wrath of the law, adding that protecting the facilities remained the core responsibility of the community members.
“Gone are the days when government property is being destroyed by citizens. Water is life, so you most do everything humanly possible to protect these facilities. I thanked Mr. Jack Rich-Tein and NNPC for bringing these important projects in Katsina”, Masari said.
Earlier, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, represented by Mrs. Tolu Adefuwa, admonished the benefiting communities to use the facilities judiciously.
Meanwhile, during the ceremonial commissioning of the projects, the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Farouq Umar, bestowed a chieftaincy tittle of Sarkin Ruwan-Hausa on Mr. Jack Rich-Tein and urged to him do more forthe country.