Sokoto water project resumes operation after flood disaster
Residents of Sokoto State who have been experiencing water scarcity due to fault on the Asare Water project can now heave a sigh of relief. It would be recalled that 38 out of 40 boreholes of the Asare water scheme were submerged by flood about two months ago.
But speaking yesterday, General Manager of the state Water Board, Alhaji Moyi Tambuwal, said the plant has resumed operation to Sokoto and its environs.
He said the affected boreholes have been repaired and that the plant has started pumping water areas such as; Arkilla, Kalambaina, Army Barracks, Gidan-sanda,
Gidan-Fulani and Lugu among others.
“The damaged boreholes have been rehabilitated and all reservoirs of the scheme have been desilted and flushed with chlorine,” he said. According to him, the repair work cost the Board over N5 million. He expressed government’s commitment to provision of water in the state. The multi billion naira project was commissioned two years ago.