By Bayo Alabira
Jigawa state government has spent over N4.2 billion from its inception to date for the provision and rehabilitation of all the dysfunctional water schemes across the 27 local government areas of the state.
Acting Governor Ibrahim Hassan disclosed this yesterday while flagging-off of the construction of solar powered water supply worth N463.368 million at Disina area of Dutse metropolis.
According to him, “at the inception of APC administration in the state, not more than 40 percent of all water schemes were fund to be fully functional.”
He said the government “will continue with the provision of water supply and sanitation in the state by constructing 132 solar powered schemes in small towns.”
The acting governor said 1,542 hand pumps operated boreholes in rural areas, improvement of water supply in five major urban towns, conversion of 40 motorised water schemes to solar powered in urban and small towns across the state.
He stressed that the APC administration also upgraded and converted seven motorised bore holes schemes to solar powered, construction of 300 blocks of VIP latrines in schools, among others.
Hassan explained that the procurement of 11 generating sets across the state and over N1.938 billion was spent for the procurement of diesel, lubricant and water treatment chemicals, respectively.