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Kwara: We have delivered on water supply

The current government in the state of Kwara has stated that it has resolved the problem of multi-year water shortages in some parts of the state.

Ms. Arinola Lawal, Commissioner for Water Resources, said in a radio program that was monitored in Ilorin on Monday that the current government had inherited the acute water supply situation from the previous government of the state.

The commissioner, who said that almost all of the state's waterworks had been destroyed before the government led by Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq came on board, added that the state's immediate past government spent between N $ 7 billion and $ 8 billion on water networks since they used water tankers to transport water to some parts of Ilorin, the state capital.

Ms. Lawal also said that the current government had hit Water Corporation in a coma because employees were on strike due to the failure to pay arrears and lack of chemicals.

“The first step we took was to pay the backlog of employees at Kwara State Water Corporation. We met dying waterworks scattered across the state. The administration concerned the repair of five waterworks in Kaiama, Asa Dam, Gwanara, Patigi and Igbaja.

“This government has ensured the regular purchase of alum. In some areas of the metropolis of Ilorin and the surrounding area, which had not been reached in the 10 years prior to our arrival, water is now flowing in the taps. The areas are Shao, Odota, Zango.

“The state has recently sunk motorized holes at 14 locations in the Baruten region, while the government has rehabilitated no fewer than 400 holes across the state. All of the "Up Kwara overhead water tanks" that have not been used are now operational and are now working, "she said.

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