The Ogun State government is set to make portable water available to the good people of the state. The Executive Governor, His Excellency Dapo Abiodun said this on Tuesday through his verified twitter handle noting the readiness of the state to put an end to water scarcity in the state.
It is a known fact that some parts of Ogun do not usually have adequate water especially in the dry season for some of the populace depends on dug-well as their means of getting water.
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Governor Dapo has given her citizen hope and assurance to nipping this situation in the bud as he speaks on Tuesday.
“As part of plans to make potable water available to our people, we have released counterpart funds for the rehabilitation & construction of 51 water facilities in 13 locations across Ogun West Senatorial District under the Programme for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation & Hygiene”.
While speaking on the cost implication and the state’s commitment so far, he made known that millions of naira had been made available for the execution of the project across some of the Local Governments in the state.
“30 million Naira has been released for the implementation of the Programme in Yewa North LGA, while 48 million Naira out of the total 96 million has been approved for the upgrading of solar-powered boreholes in 36 locations across Ado-Odo/Ota LGA”, he said.
“The pilot phase of the project will be administered by the Rural Water and Sanitation Agency, RUWATSAN through a Direct Labour-Assisted Approach, so that as we deliver water, the employable local population will benefit simultaneously”.
“The provision of potable water is essential to human survival, so we will continue to prioritise it by replicating similar projects across other Senatorial Districts of Ogun State”, he concluded.