ICRC Commissions Water Project to Service 150,000 Borno Residents


By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri

A water plant built at over N1 billion with a daily capacity of nine million litres built by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been commissioned in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The project, Alhamduri Water Plant, is to service 150,000 people when it fully comes on scheme.

Speaking at the commissioning in Maiduguri on Monday, Nigeria’s Head of Delegation of the ICRC, Mr. Eloi Fillion, said at present, over 80,000 residents and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the troubled town have better access to water following the construction and rehabilitation of the water plant built in the western part of the town.

He said the project was a collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources in Borno State.

He said: “Over the past years, access to water for people of the Lake Chad region has increasingly become difficult.

“Surface water sources have been dwindling, and the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper