Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Abuja water supply project targets 1.5 million FCT residents: Official

The Greater Abuja Water Supply Project will provide potable water to 50 districts of the FCT.

• October 16, 2022

The Greater Abuja Water Supply Project will provide potable water to 50 districts of the FCT, covering about 1.5 million residents, an official revealed.

Mohammed Sule, FCTA’s spokesperson, told journalists on Sunday that the project was targeting the residents depending on other sources of water that may not be hygienic.

“This administration’s desire to complete work on the Greater Abuja Water Supply Project to provide clean and safe drinking water to FCT residents isn’t in doubt.

“By embarking on the Greater Abuja Water Supply Project, the government intends to tackle the perennial shortage of potable water supply in some parts of the 250 square kilometres of the FCC, Abuja,” he said.

Mr Sule added that the project would specifically supply water to about 50 estates and mass housing schemes around phases III & IV of the city.

On health, Mr Sule said the FCT Administration was trying to resuscitate the abandoned 240-bed Utako District hospital, while the administration has introduced automated registration of private healthcare facilities.

This, he said, was to check incidences of quackery, adding, “the Zuba Cottage Hospital has been rehabilitated and upgraded to the status of a General Hospital”.

On education, the FCT spokesperson said that the major problem the nation was facing was the safety of pupils and students in some public schools.

“The FCT Administration has taken measures to install security gadgets in all its public schools. The administration has built a state-of-the-art library complex at the College of Education, Zuba, and a city library in Abuja.

“This is apart from building several classrooms for primary and secondary schools scattered around the Territory,” Mr Sule said.

He added that Stand-alone solar-powered street Lights had been deployed to light up Abuja, especially at night, saying that this was to bolster the security of lives and properties.

“The administration has also improved security surveillance with the procurement of modern security gadgets and operational equipment for security agencies in the FCT,” Mr Sule said.

According to him, the Directorate of Road Traffic Services has introduced an electronic device for tracking traffic rules violations, which was expected to bring sanity to roads in the FCT. 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

U.S. Consulate in Lagos

Lagos

Lagos sees over 200% rise in visa approvals as U.S. intensifies consular services after COVID-19 pandemic

In Lagos, 42,329 American visas were approved in the year 2022 alone, a high figure compared to the 11,533 visas granted in 2021.

Peter Nwaoboshi

Anti-Corruption

N805 Million Fraud: Delta senator Nwaoboshi finally lands in prison after hiding for months

On July 1, 2022, the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal sentenced Mr Nwaoboshi to prison after it convicted him on a two-count charge of money laundering.

Armed herdsmen

Port Harcourt

Ijaw leaders raise alarm over influx of armed herdsmen into Niger Delta

They called on “the Niger Delta states to properly enforce their anti-open grazing laws and protect lives and property.

Paradigm Initiative (PIN)

NationWide

PIN launches new project to provide digital security for Nigerians 

PIN developed the Ayeta toolkit—named after the Yoruba word for “bulletproof”—to give human rights activists tips on digital security.

APC and PDP flags

Politics

PDP, APC oppose election postponement

The two major political parties in Nigeria have spoken against the touted postponement of the general elections billed for February 25 and March 11.

Trading floor

Economy

Indices up by 0.23% at equities market 

The market capitalisation which opened at N29.575 trillion inched higher by N69 billion or 0.23 per cent to close at N29.644 trillion.