Rivers State Government says it has put in place modalities that would enhance potable water supply and sanitation in the 23 Local Government Areas in the State.
Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike stated this when a delegation of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources led by the Honourable Minister of the Ministry, Engr. Suleiman Adamu paid him a courtesy call in Government House, Port Harcourt.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike expressed the readiness of the State Government to partner the Federal Government in meeting the water needs of its citizens in line with the MDGs projection.
He explained that the commissioning of the 50km network reticulation water project located at Alesa and Agbonchia booster Station in Eleme Local Government Area will not only boost water supply in the area, but further enhance portable water distribution to other parts of the State.
Governor Wike who commended the Minister for the courtesy visit, noted that the State Government, in its resolve in tackling security issues has provided Security Agents with sophisticated gadgets and vehicles that will help them combat crime effectively.
Earlier, the Federal Minister of Water Resource Engr. Suleiman Adamu said they were in the State to exchange ideas on the issues of water supply and sanitation pointing out that over 54 Million Nigerians do not have access to potable water, which is why the Ministry is engaging Government at all levels, to ensure that the people have access to quality water supply.
The Water Resources Minister was accompanied by the Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources, House of Representative, Hon. Aliyu Admad Pategi and the Management of Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA).
Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor
Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
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