President Buhari delivered: Zobe dam water finally test-runed in Katsina
The Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated its commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians, as it delivered the Zobe Regional Water Supply Scheme in Katsina.
At an inspection visit to the site on Friday, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu restated the desire of the present administration to complete all abandoned water projects.
According to him, the Federal Government is excited about the progress made in the LOT 1 of the project, expressing the hope that the State Government will hasten the processes to reticulate the water to homes.
Ibrahim Mai-Maje, Consultant of the scheme, said the Zobe Water supply scheme was specifically targeted at bringing water from Zobe River to Katsina Local Government Areas.
He said three years ago, an MoU was signed between the state government and FG to bring water from Dutsinma, saying the water pumps, treatment plants, among others, had been completed and tested.
Mai-Maje said no fewer than six LGAs of Dutsinma, Kankia, Charanchi, Katsina, Bindawa, Kurfi would benefit, adding that no less than 37,000 cubic metres of water would be treated and pumped to homes.
Mai-maje said the pumping into main Katsina tank have been tested and washed to test distribution channel network to the state, adding that the State Government has begun processes to see that water gets to the populace.
The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, commended the efforts of Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari for extending support towards completing all ongoing and abandoned water projects in the country.
It could be recalled that the dam, which started in 1992, was revisited by the present administration to improve access to potable water for Katsina metropolis and environs.
Earlier, Katsina Post reports that the Federal Government had released N12 billion for onward implementation of Zobe Dam in Katsina State as part of its efforts to boost water supply across the country.
Zobe dam has the potential to irrigate about 8,000 hectares of arable land and also be used for regional water supply.