Oferekpe Water Scheme to be ready soon – Ebonyi Commissioner


By Douglas Okoro

The Ebonyi Government says efforts are in top gear to complete the construction of the Oferekpe Water Scheme to boost water supply in the state.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Sunday Inyima, said this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki.

Inyima said that government was determined to find a lasting solution to the scarcity of pipe borne water in parts of the state.

He said that distribution of water from the project would have commenced in 2020 but was hindered by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

He further said that the present public water supply to Abakaliki metropolis was from the Ezilo water scheme.

“The Oferekpe water scheme suffered a setback because the expatriate contractors handling the project travelled home during the 2019 Christmas holiday.

“And just as we entered into 2020, COVID-19 pandemic set in and so they could not fly back because of the lockdown.

“It was in January that some of them…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria