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  • News - North East - Yobe
  • Updated: December 23, 2021

FG Approves N3.51 Billion Water Project In Yobe

The Federal Government has approved N3.5 Billion for water supply projects to respond to the lingering water crisis in Yobe State.

This was disclosed to newsmen at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja by the minister of Water Resources, Engineer Sulaiman Adamu.

Adamu said the approval took place at Federal Executive Council Meeting presided over by president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Disclosing to State House correspondents, he said, “Council today approved a memo for the execution of two contracts for Gashua Water Supply Project (phase 2) in Yobe State, (Lot A) is the sum of N1.27 billion and Lot B is the sum of N2.24 billion."

While the project is meant to address the lingering water crisis in Gashua, Yobe state, it will take 18 months to complete, added Adamu.

“Essentially, one lot is for extension, the water supply service to Zango and Sabon gari Lamido, comprising of battery, boreholes, submersible pump, solar panels and so on and the other contract is for the upgrading of the existing waterworks, which also includes rehabilitation of some elevated tanks, provision of potable water treatment plants and a host of other ancillary facilities," he further stated.

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