Water scarcity hits Gusau
Residents of Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, are experiencing acute water scarcity as a result of faulty machines in the city’s water supply station.
Water vendors are now benefitting from the scarcity as they have increased the price of jerry cans of water from the normal N20 to N50. But government is coming to the rescue as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources, Alhaji Yusuf Usman Kaura, assured that the scarcity would soon be addressed as necessary repairs have been carried out on the water pumping machines. He said in addition to that, government had provided water tanks in strategic locations for distribution of water. He gave the assurances yesterday, adding that construction of water reservoirs has serious negative effects on the distribution of water to the larger population.
“The ministry is fully aware of some residents that hijack the water being pumped for the consumption of the general public in Gusau as some were reported to be using the water reservoir for commercial purposes”, he added. He said the ministry would soon embark on closure of reservoirs meant for commercial purposes.
Chief Press Secretary to Rivers Governor, Mr David Iyofor (left), with the state Commissioner for Justice, Mr Worgu Boms, addressing a news conference on the suspension of the state chief judge in Port Harcourt yesterday.