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president Buhari Innaugurates N23BN Rehabilitated water projects 

 SANI Muhammad Sani President Muhammadu Buhari on has inaugurated the upgraded Bauchi Township Water Supply Scheme worth over N23 billion naira under the third Urban National Water Sector Reform Project.
While Inaugurating the project at the Gubi Water Treatment Plant in Bauchi, President Buhari said the collaborative efforts involving the Bauchi state government, the World Bank and the federal government has become a success story and commended the state government for providing its contribution to the project.
The President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the National Water Sector Reform Project is part of effort to promote better living for the populace by increasing access to water supply in the states of the federation.
He appealed to the state government to ensure the management of the facility for this benefit of the citizens of the state and called on the people of the state to support the governor and the federal government for delivery of more dividends of democracy.
“This Upgraded Bauchi Township Water Scheme has the capacity to supply the water demand of over one million people and I congratulate the good people of Bauchi, my people, for being the beneficiary of this legacy. I am not surprised by this accomplishment because the state government personally pursed the project with vigour and determination through allocation of resources to eliminate bottlenecks and challenges including the COVID-19 which affected the project extension.
“Essentially, the federal government, as it is required under the Multi-National Donor Funded Project, provided the Guarantee as well as the critical supervision and the oversight through the office of the National Urban Sector Reform Project domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.”
President Muhammadu Buhari who applauded Governor Bala Mohammed for the execution of developmental projects for the best interest of the state, called on leaders in the country to emulate the Bauchi governor in the area of delivery of dividends of democracy.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, reiterated the commitment of his administration to service delivery in general and water supply in particular, assuring that, the state government will do everything possible to resuscitate the hitherto moribund water supply facilities in all the communities in the state.
The governor observed that, providing a dedicated powerline to the waterworks will ensure quality power supply from the national grid which in turn will enhance the supply of water and pointed out that, the design and construction for the supply of water in Ningi and Dass towns as well as the design and provision of water in all headquarters of local governments of the State has commenced in Alkaleri local government area.
According to him, the state government has commenced the resuscitation of most of the moribund water supply schemes in the Local Government areas, particularly the urban centres with the construction of a dedicated powerline from Azare to the waterworks that serves both Azare and Jama’are towns and expressed gratitude to the federal government for its support to his administration towards uplifting the standard of living of people of the state.
“My Government inherited the Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, a World Bank supported Project initiated by your good Government and our predecessors. The project commenced in 2015 with Bauchi State as one of the selected beneficiary states, as a key measure to address the water shortage challenge in Bauchi metropolis. It was to realize this noble object that on assumption of office my administration pursued the project with vigor and in our avowed determination to ensure continuity and dynamism in governance, we flagged off the various construction activities under the Project, which hitherto had been dormant due to lack of political will.”
 “Water Supply is an important component of service delivery of every responsible government and the result of all this is the overstretching of public utilities, including water supply, the situation in Bauchi is compounded by the dilapidated infrastructure my administration met on assumption of office. Water supply schemes in most communities were either operating in an epileptic manner or completely broken down.”

president Buhari Innaugurates N23BN Rehabilitated water projects 

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