The senator representing Katsina central Ummaru Kurfi has spent over N80 Million for repairing of water pump across his constituency. The special assistant to the senator Alhaji Isma’il Yandaka stated this in a special program hosted by vision FM Katsina “Kowane Tsuntu”.
The Special Assistant disclosed that the ongoing water project was commissioned about 8 months ago with the intention of solving water problems in Rimi, Batagarawa, Kaita, Jibia, katsina, Safana and Dan-Musa local government Areas. He however stated that the projects was initially budgeted at tune of N52 million, due to the current hikes of purchases will now cost about N80 million to repair twelve thousand water pumps.
He continued by saying “Water is essential aspect of life especially those in rural communities where water scarcity prevails. This is why Senator Ummaru vows to solve the problem in the affected communities.”
Ismail Yandaki also disclosed that the senator has spent over N200 million on the purchase of empowerment equipment. Those items include Cars, Keke NAPEP, Motorcycles, Grinding, Tailoring machine, Fertilizer among others.
It being recalled that over 60 students from Ummaru Musa Yar’adua University from Kurfi received N10, 000 each from the senator.