FG begins works on abandoned Anambra irrigation project
The Federal Government has commenced work on the Adada Dam River site project which has about 1.4 million cubic meters of water capacity.
The dam is expected to serve Nsukka community and environs by providing adequate potable water and for other domestic uses.
The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, while on an inspection tour of the dam site and other facilities under the Lower Anambra Irrigation Project, said the level of decay and redundancy of some of the projects was alarming.
Engr. Adamu said the Federal Ministry of Water Resources is committed to rehabilitating some of the high profile projects to bring back the glory of such communities like it was decades ago.
The minister also inspected the general layout of Ada Rice Irrigation Project in Adani which has been in comatose since the era of the civil war.
He said the project would be revived to encourage dry season farming which could accommodate no fewer than two crops.
He also met with some of community leaders and other key stakeholders, who through the Managing Director of the Anambra/ Imo River Basin Development Authority, appealed for the revival of the Gravity Effect Irrigation System, the Rice Mill Complex Umumbo, the Water Pumping Machine and some of the legal issues associated with land use in the area.
The minister was also at the Ivo River Irrigation Project at the boundary between Enugu and Ebonyi states.