By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
The Federal government has expended eighty seven million Naira on the establishment and rehabilitation of water schemes in eight local government areas of Jigawa State during the period of COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Sulaiman Adamu made this known while handing over the projects to the representatives of benefitting communities and launching the training of trainees for water scheme operators to handle the facilities at Shuwarin in Kiyawa Local Government Area of jigawa State.
Represented by the North-West Coordinator of the Ministry, Engineer Sunusi Mai-Afu, the minister expressed appreciation to the state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), and the benefitting local government areas for the support and cooperation in ensuring the successful completion of the projects.
He urged the participants to make good use of the training for effective operation and maintenance of the facilities.
In his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Jigawa State Ministry of Water Resources, Engineer Gambo S. Malam, said Jigawa is leading other states in the provision of potable water to its citizens.
Engineer Malam commended the federal and state governments for their commitment to boost water supply.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of RUWASA, Engineer Labaran Adamu congratulated the benefittimg communities and urged them to safeguard the projects from vandalization.
He warned that anybody caught tampering with these federal government investments will be dealt with appropriately, since they are meant to better the lots of the citizens, not for wastage, assuring that government will keep watch on misused handling of the gigantic projects.