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Residents of Lokoja metropolis will soon have reprieve from acute water shortage as the Commissioner for water Hon. Abdulmumuni Danga has assured the people of completion of the maintenance work on the machines.
The Commissioner disclosed that the maintenance work became very necessary as it was making the state loose a greater percentage of treated water before it get to the end users and the designated tanks.
He added that the leakage was equally threatening the existing building of the Greater Water works, thanked the residents for their understanding as difficult as it was.
Hon. Danga disclosed that the only time the maintenance work could have been achieved was in this period of the dry season as the areas affected is a marshy area, making it difficult to address if the rains set in.
The Commissioner expressed happiness that a permanent solution has however been achieved fixing the repairs, assured that after the test run after the work today, hopefully the people will enjoy unhindered flow of water.
The Commissioner equally assured that aside from the metropolis, efforts are ongoing to see how the water can be reticulated to Zanga and Felele areas of Lokoja, said that the efforts is in the pipeline.
He equally disclosed that the ongoing effort for the people of Central Senatorial District to enjoy potable water is experiencing appreciable progress, said the work on the Okene Water Works is experiencing an appreciable progress.
He lamented that as a child growing up, could recall with nostalgic feelings that he last experience water flow around 1986, but appreciated the efforts of Gov. Yahaya Bello to once again make the Water Project that would feed the Central Senatorial District a going concern.
Hon. Danga described the love of Gov. Bello to providing potable water to the people of the State as unprecedented, said his constant intervention in water schemes across the state remains commendable.
Hon. Danga used the medium to inform the General public that the GYB led Administration will Continue to Serve and place the Welfare of all kogites and other Settlers above all consideration, reiterated that the administration is people oriented.