Gov Bello orders board to end water scarcity in Minna

GOV Abubakar Bello of Niger has directed the State Water Board to immediately complete the repair of Chanchaga Water Works to save residents of Minna from water scarcity.

Bello gave the directive in Chanchaga on Wednesday when he inspected four electric motors imported from Germany to boost water supply in Minna metropolis.

The governor directed the water board and the contractor handling the project to speed up the repairs, saying that he was running out of patience.

“I am running out of patience with you. You must fix this water plant with immediate effect, I am not ready to take any excuse from you that will further delay the fixing of the water works.

“Fix the water works so that there will be regular and adequate water supply in the state.

“We purchased these modern equipment to ensure constant water supply and reduce the suffering of our people,” he said.

Bello assured that the state government would also rehabilitate and upgrade other water works in Bida, Suleja and Kotangora, to ensure 24-hour water supply.

Earlier, Mr Outare Kokobissi, the contractor handling the project, said the company was making efforts to complete the project and ensure efficient water supply.

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