Kaduna State Government says it plans to spend N10 billion to provide potable water and sanitation in all its environs in 2018.
The Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Josiah Gajere made the disclosure while defending the ministry’s budget before the state Assembly Committee on Water Resources.
He stated that the ministry would focus on the rehabilitation of water treatment plants to provide adequate water to the people.
The director stressed that provision of potable water to the citizenry was the responsibility of government and necessary in improving the living condition of people and curtailing water borne diseases.
Gajere told the committee that the perennial water scarcity in Zaria would soon be over when ongoing construction of reservoirs and pipelines network was completed by the end of March 2018.
He said that some of the projects being executed by the ministry were being funded by the Africa Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank.
Responding, chairman of the committee, Hashimu Anchau pledged to support the ministry to achieve its target.
He commended the ministry “for a job well done in 2017”, adding that the officials must replicate the efforts in 2018 so as to end potable water supply problems in the state.
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