Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Cross River Govt to Provide Water to 11 Communities

Calabar — The Cross River State government has signed an agreement to provide potable water to 11 communities surrounding the popular Obudu mountain resort. The state government and officials of Lilleker Brothers Nig. Ltd, yesterday signed a contract for the rehabilitation/extension of water production and distribution system for Obudu own and the surrounding 11 communities.

The surrounding communities that are to benefit from the project include, Atekpe, Utuhu, Amunga, Anatio, Leshiuche, Bishiri, Buagbong, Okwel-Obudu, Ukambi and Kakum.

Congratulating the firm for winning the contract, the state's acting governor, Barr Efiok Cobham, noted that the gesture would checkmate scarcity of water, and prevent water-borne diseases. He expressed faith in the ability of the company to deliver within the next 30 months.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Engr. Elemi Etowa, signed on behalf of the state government, while Mr. Trevor Ralton, managing director of Lilleker Brothers Nig. Ltd., signed for his company.

The water project, according to the contract, is expected to produce 3,000 cubic litres of water per day.

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