A memorandum of understanding MOU involving over 15 billion naira has been signed for the completion of zone water supply project in Dutsinma of Katsina state.
The Deputy governor Alh Mannir Yakubu who represented Governor Aminu Bello Masari signed the mou on behalf of the state government while minister of water resources Engineer Suleiman Husseini Adamu signed on behalf of the federal government at zobe water treatment plant.
Speaking shortly after signing the minister,
Governor Aminu Bello Masari explained that katsina state govt. well spend three billion naira (3b) during the phase II of the project. According to him, phase II involved the distribution of water from zobe water works to dutsinma and the neighbouring local govt including katsina.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari expressed appreciation to the federal govt. for showing concern to complete the zobe water supply project stated since 1992.
The governor revealed that Katsina state govt has awarded contract for the rehabilitation of Ajiwa water works, malumfashi and daura.
His expressed optimism that the perennial water shortage being experience in the state will be thing of the past when the project is completed.
Earlier , the minister of water resources engineer Suleiman Hussein adamu disclosed that, the federal government has earmarked over twelve billions naira for the completion of zobe phase one water supply project.
Engineer Suleiman Hussein commended katsina state government for making concerted effort to make the partnership a reality
The minister noted that, no City in Nigeria is being provided with one hundred percent of water supply including abuja.
He said the federal government has declared State of emergency on Water supply and sanitation.
The minister reminded that Water is an economic commodity to be paid for.
The minister of water resources inspected Mashi, Dutsi, and Sabke water supply project.