Calabar — The Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe at the weekend commissioned a water project constructed by the Cross River Basin Development Authority in collaboration with the Nigerian Television Authority at the cost of N 8 million. Speaking at the event, the minister said her ministry is committed to providing water in partnership with other tiers of government, adding that the water project is aimed at providing clean and safe water to communities in Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States.
"We will not wait for people to beg us to provide such facilities, once it is within the ministry's capacity, it will gladly do it," she said.
She commended the NTA, Calabar, for its support to the Cross River Basin Development Authority.
"My ministry is happy to partner with the NTA, and we are happy that you appreciate the little token given to you to create an enabling environment that will help you function effectively", she said.
Also speaking, the acting Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority, Engineer Mfon Essien commended the General Manager of the NTA, Lady Catherin Allotey for initiating the project, and in ensuring that the water project was completed on schedule.