The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved ₦3.
3 billion for the execution of two Water Supply projects in Yobe State, North-East Nigeria.
Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who spoke to State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, made the disclosure.
“Council today approved a memo for the execution of two contracts for Gashua Water Supply Project Phase II in Yobe State.
“Lot ‘A’ was in the sum of N1.
27 billion and Lot ‘B’ in the sum of N2.
Essentially, one lot is for extension of water supply service to Zango and Sabon Garin Lamido, consisting of boreholes, solar panels and so on.
“The other contract is for the upgrading of the existing waterworks, which also includes the rehabilitation of some renovated tanks and provision of portable water treatment plants, as well as a host of other ancillary facilities,” Adamu explained.
He said the water supply contract is for a period of 18 months, adding that it was awarded to meet the water needs of residents of Gashua, which falls within the Sahel region.
He also said due to a recent prevalence of kidney disease in the area, government had to intervene quickly, to save lives.
FEC approves ₦3.
3bn for Gashua Water Supply Scheme