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  • Updated: January 31, 2023

Zulum Commissions Over One Million Litres Capacity Water Project

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has commissioned a 1.25 million litres capacity water project in Chibok local government area of the state.

The project was commissioned in the Mboa village of the LGA.

The village is is located five kilometres away from Chibok town.

This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson to the governor, Malam Isa Gusau on Tuesday.

According to Gusau, the project is expected to serve over 40,000 people of Mboa alongside neighbouring communities. 

 He explained that the project was designed with a storage capacity of 750,000-litre surface tank and a 500,000-litre overhead tank with water sources from 20 motorised boreholes.

According to the statement, governor Zulum while commissioning the project said: “One of the major challenges of Chibok town has been the lack of portable drinking water.

"During our electioneering campaign, we promised you that if elected we shall address the water problems you face."

The governor added that he was in the community "to commission a multi-million naira project which was executed to provide Chibok and its environs with water."

“I am very happy to be here to commission this project, let me also commend the Commissioner of Water Resources for a job well done”, the Governor added.

While showing the governor round the project, the state's Commissioner of Water Resources, Engnr. Tijjani Alkali, said the project was being powered by a 36,000-Watts of solar and 100 KVA generating set.

The governor also commissioned a senior secondary school at Gumsuri community of Damboa LGA. 

Zulum also distributed uniforms, reading and writing materials to the students.

The governor further distributed bicycles to the students in order to ease their transportation to the school, especially those coming from far places. 

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