Sokoto wa­ter project re­sumes op­er­a­tion af­ter flood dis­as­ter

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

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.

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