- Nigerians in Lagos and Abuja have no business sinking boreholes in their private homes according to the FG
- According to the minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, states must do more investments in water supply, especially as the population is growing.
- Going further, the minister expressed alarm that over 100,000 boreholes have been drilled in Abuja
In what many Nigerians will see as a big blow, the federal government has insisted many people have no business sinking boreholes for water supply.
According to the FG, most of these people are located in Abuja, Lagos and other urban and municipal centres of the country.
This was disclosed by the minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, in Abuja at the seventh edition of the ministerial briefing highlighting the administration’s key achievements in the sector, Tribune Newspaper reports.
Going further, he argued that states must do more investments in water supply, especially as the population is growing.
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According to him, the major problem facing the country is the inability of government to distribute water equitably.
He stated that the government is not stopping people from building boreholes in their houses. However, he says it is necessary to make sure the municipal waterworks.
Akeredolu revives Owena Dam project after former governor Mimiko abandoned it for eight years
Meanwhile, Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has on Tuesday, December 6, launched the rehabilitation of the Owena Multipurpose Dam project to provide safe and potable water for the people of the six local government areas in Ondo central senatorial district of the state.
The governor disclosed that his administration has increased access to potable water to 17.6% as against the 4% that was inherited in 2017. He added that the KAMOMI AKETI project, which is the arrowhead of the policy, has now become the template of provision of rural water in Nigeria.
Findings by Legit.ng indicated that the project started during the administration of late Olusegun Agagu. However, his successor, Olusegun Mimiko abandoned it for the eight years he governed the state.
"I will pick a husband myself": Nigerian lady who drills boreholes reveals, says she feels like a man at work
A Nigerian lady, Maryam Hussain, who installs boreholes for a living has advised youths and graduates to get creative instead of waiting on the government for jobs.
The hardworking lady narrated how she ventured into the male-dominated profession. Maryam who graduated with a degree in wood technology said she had wanted to set up her own workshop.
But due to her poor background, she couldn't get the money and this made her look towards borehole drilling.