President Buhari commissions N23.5 billion water scheme in Bauchi
By Mohammed kaka Misau,Bauchi
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday Commissioned the upgraded Bauchi township water supply in the state, worth N23.5 billion.
The President who was represented by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha reiterated the determination of his government towards ensuring sustainability in provision of federal government intervention aimed at developing urban and rural areas across the country.
President Buhari who commended the state government for the initiative, noted that the scheme will improve the wellbeing and socioeconomic development of the people.
He said the provision of infrastructure in critical areas is part of his administration’s commitment to improve access to potable water for the teaming populace.
He urged the benefiting communities to reciprocate the gesture through supporting laudable initiatives of the government to fast track growth and development.
Earlier speaking, Governor Bala Mohammed of the state, said that the project was necessitated by the growing population of the state which has over-stretched the public facilities in the state.
Bala said his administration has also commenced resuscitation of water schemes in all the twenty local government areas of the state.
The Governor commended the world bank and the federal government for the intervention, assuring that the state government will ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.
The representative of the president who was accompanied by ministers of state for industries trade and investment, agriculture, Works and Housing had earlier paid homage to the Emir of Bauchi at his palace.
Our correspondent gathered that the project is a collaboration between the Bauchi state government and world bank, under the world bank assisted projects.
Construction and expansion of Gubi Dam treatment plant, construction of high capacity concrete reservoirs in Warinje and Buzaye hills were some of the components of the scheme.
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