Kwara Govt Commissions New Waterworks in Jebba

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The Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq today commissioned the Jebba Waterworks as part of the activities to mark the first year anniversary of his second term in office.

Speaking at the commissioning in Jebba, Governor AbdulRazaq explained that the government took the major step in constructing a functional waterworks in Jebba, Kwara State because of the importance that is attached to the wellbeing of Kwarans.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, the Governor said that the giant stride is a big addition to the administration’s efforts to further provide potable water for the people, curb waterborne diseases, stop open defecation, and improve the level of sanitation and hygiene among the people of Kwara State.
“The facility adds to our success stories in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector and general well-being of our people,” he concluded.

The Governor narrated that his administration had earlier fixed dozens of the moribund waterworks and boreholes that existed in the state and built many more across the state. “This is a promise kept, and we will continue to do a lot more in this regard,” he stated.

AbdulRazaq called on key stakeholders, including traditional rulers, religion leaders, union leaders, and road transport workers, to join hands with state government in the campaign against open defecation and other harmful practices.

He also encouraged residents to handle all of the government facilities properly.

Kwara State Commissioner For Water, Usman Yunusa Lade, in his comment said in the bid to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people across the state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has increased the number of waterworks by constructing new ones and revamping majority of the waterworks that were in comotose in order to increase the populace accessibility to potable water supply.

He affirmed that Governor AbdulRahman has spent billions of naria on various water projects in the state. Recently, a huge sum of two hundred million naira (N200m) counterpart fund was paid for P-WASH and provision of public toilets in market places, schools, educational institutions, motorparks, hospitals and healthcare centres.

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