Govt. spends N5bn on potable water


Potable water

The Jigawa Government has spent over N5 billion on provision of potable water to citizens across the state in the last two years.

Gov. Muhammad Badaru made this known while presenting his score-card to stakeholders at a town hall meeting to mark Democracy Day in Dutse on Monday.

Badaru said out of the amount, N3.5 billion was spent on capital expenditure, while N236 million was spent to convert motorised water schemes to solar-powered ones, during the period under review.

He added that government was planning to actualise the Dutse Greater Water Project, pointing out that a new design was also being developed, for the successful actualisation of the project.

The governor said that his administration has planted over five million assorted seedlings in the past two years, to controlled desertification in the state.

According to him, the 2016 desertification programme…

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