By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has restated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring bettering the lives of communities through the provision of needed infrastructure and utilities; as he commissioned the modular Solar Powered Water Scheme in Wamba Local Government Area as part of efforts to provide potable water in rural communities.
Governor Almakura described the water works as an initiative to meet the water needs of the people of Wamba and environs that is capable of producing over 100, 000 gallons of water daily.
He stated that the project was connected with his administration’s priority on ensuring the water problems being faced by the people of rural areas were tackled.
Almakura described the initiative as a move from the conventional water schemes that use electricity power supply with attendant setbacks occasioned by power outage and bad maintenance culture, by constructing a water project that is solely powered by solar energy .
The Governor lauded the efforts of the State Water Board and other stakeholders for seeing to the realization of the project, noting that government’s commitment to ensure the water is properly reticulated as well to ensure that villages that would not have access to such water would be provided, noting that the major township would be given priority first, but assuring all nearby community of water supply even if it means sinking public boreholes.
He appreciated the support Wamba had been giving the administration since the early days of the CPC, which had prompted the administration to carry out some projects such as the water works which would provide the residents with water .
The Governor assured the residents of the completion of the major road tagged Ahmadu Bello way in Wamba LGA.
Speaking at the event, the General Manager, Nasarawa State Water Board, Umar Abdullahi Agbo said the Governor has achieved a mile stone with establishment of the water scheme, which would provide relief to Wamba residents and communities around.
Chairman, Brosino Nigeria limited, Engineer Lu said the project which was completed within nine months was carried out with consideration to world class engineering practices, noting that it was designed to meet the basic water needs of the people; saying that the easy operation, stable performance and economical savings as the strong point of the project .
The project is capable of providing 118,000 gallons from 15 boreholes powered by over 200 solar panels , with 8.7 reticulation networks to provide clean water to over 20,000 persons daily.
Also during the occasion, His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura was proclaimed the ‘Sarkin Yakin Wamba ‘ by His Royal Highness Oriye Rindre of Wamba Alh. Lawal Musa Nagogo (MFR).
The title was given to the Governor during a Town Hall meeting in Wamba LGA by Oriye Rindre of Wamba, which followed the historic commissioning of the Wamba Solar Powered Water project
The title which was in cognition of the huge achievements recorded in Wamba during his time was to serve as encouragement for him to do even more for the people of Wamba and Nasarawa state.