6 January 2013

Nigeria: FG Spends N100m On Rehabilitation of Jibia Dam - Legislator

The federal government has spent N100 million on the rehabilitation of Jibia Dam in Katsina State to enhance irrigation activities in the area.

A member of the House of Representatives representing Jibia/Kaita Federal Constituency, Alhaji Suleiman Salisco, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Katsina.

He said the federal government has already installed water pumping machines, generators and constructed water canals in the area, adding that irrigation activities have commenced in the site.

Salisco said the dam project will not only create employment opportunities for the people of the area but also enhance agricultural productivity in the state and the country at large.

The legislator said the government has also awarded N70 million contract for the drilling of 10 solar boreholes and 20 hand pumps in Jibia and Kaita local government areas.

According to Salisco, government will spend N35 million on the installation of street lights in Jibia, Magama, Dankama and Kaita towns.

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