Work on phase II of zobe dam water project resumes
News reaching us at www.katsinapost.com has it that the work on phase II of zobe dam water project resumes.
Our reporter who went for fact finding mission after the news of the resumption of the work started going round in social media saw heavy trucks with numerous workers picking up the pipes and burying them in the ground.
The project when completed will supply water to Dutsin-ma Local Government Area and its neighboring Local Governments including Katsina.
It could be recalled that the Katsina State Government earlier in October 2017 said that it will spend no less than three billion naira N3bn during the phase II of the Zobe dam water project.
This was stated by Deputy governor Alh Mannir Yakubu who represented Governor Aminu Bello Masari during the signing of memorandum of understanding MOU between the state government and the Federal government led by the minister of water resources involving over 15 billion naira.
According to him, phase II involved the distribution of water from Zobe water works to Dutsinma and the neighboring local govt including Katsina.
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, Governor Aminu Bello Masari expressed appreciation to the federal govt. for showing concern to complete the zobe water supply project stated since 1992.
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.