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Plateau Government Spends Over N11 Billion On Water Supply

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

In its efforts to provide portable water to the people of Plateau State, the State Government says it has spent over N11 billion in making sure such services are provided for the populace.

Mallam Idi Waziri, who is the State’s Commissioner of Water Resources and Energy disclosed this while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Jos, on how far the State has gone, as it prepares for the World Water Day celebration.

He said, “Plateau State Government invested N8 billion into the water sector in the State, specifically to handle projects within Jos and Bukuru metropolis.

“But before then, there was N2.2 billion that was expended in the rehabilitation of treatment plants within Jos and Bukuru metropolis.

He further explained that part of the work would be the construction of three 5000 cubic meters of reservoirs, at Nabwor Gwom, Lion Hill and Anguldi, all within Jos/Bukuru metropolis.

Waziri also explained that parts of the contract is the provision of a mimic panel, which is supposed to be used in moderating the supply of water, also monitor what is happening in other reservoirs and to supply energy.

He stressed that the mini panel would be controlled by one person, rather than having over 10-15 persons in the old system.

He added that 78% of the work has been completed.

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