Maiduguri — In its bid to provide portable water for the people the Borno State Government had so far expended over N1.8 billion for the execution of various water related projects across the 27 local government areas of the state.
Making this disclosure at a press briefing yesterday in Maiduguri, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Ahmed Mai Sheriff, said some of the projects were already completed, while others were on various stages of completion.
The commissioner stated that government resolved to adopt aggressive approach in tackling the persistent water scarcity, especially in the northern senatorial district by investing heavily in the sector.
According to him, due to importance of water for both human and animal consumption, Governor Kashim Shettima, tasked the ministry to do everything within its power to see to the end of the lingering water-related problems in all parts of the state.
Sheriff added that in a bid to meet the set target, the ministry has awarded contracts for the execution of various projects and maintenance of the existing ones.
He noted that N500 million contracts were awarded for the construction of Bulabulin Ngarnam and Dala Alajeri water treatment plants.