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Jigawa government to spend N5 billion on water supply

The Jigawa government has approved N5 billion to procure diesel and other services to enhance access to potable drinking water.

• January 19, 2024
Children fetching carrying water in can (Credit world vision)
Children fetching carrying water in can (Credit world vision)

The Jigawa government has approved N5 billion to procure diesel and other services to enhance access to potable drinking water.

Information commissioner Sagir Musa said this while briefing journalists at the end of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting on Friday in Dutse.

He said the council approved the amount during its meeting on Thursday to facilitate uninterrupted water supply between January and December.

“In line with Governor Umar Namadi’s efforts toward the provision of portable drinking water across the state, the council has deliberated and approved a memorandum presented by the Ministry of Water Resources for the award of contract for the procurement of diesel, water treatment chemicals, services and lubricants across the 27 local government areas of the state.

“The council has approved the sum of N4,970,992,191.00 only for the year 2024,” he said.

Meanwhile, the governor had ratified a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the state government and FGV-Europe for developing and implementing bio-input, high-quality seeds, greenhouse and irrigation systems, and training and capacity building of agricultural manpower in Jigawa. 

(NAN)

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