Buhari approves N12.15bn for Katsina Zobe water project
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, comprising of the President, Vice President and ministers had on Wednesday approved the sum of N12.15 billion for the revised cost of the contract for the construction of Zobe Regional Water Supply Scheme, in Katsina State.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Abuja by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, shortly after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said that the approval was in continuation of Federal Government’s effort to complete the significant infrastructure project that it inherited.
Alhaji Suleiman Adamu said that the water project was first contracted out by the Federal Government in 1992 but was never completed.
He stated that, his ministry had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Katsina State Government on the project for collaborative funding; adding that it also signed similar agreement with Ogun State recently.
According to him, Katsina State Government will commit between N7 billion to N10 billion for the Phase 1B of the project, while the ministry will work on Phase 1A and Phase 2.
He said he looked forward to securing sufficient budgetary funds and some additional intervention from the Natural Resources Development Fund to be able to complete the Phase 1A and Phase 2 of the project by January, 2019.