Kebbi state government said it spent N674million on rehabilitation of water works for improved pipe borne water supply in the state.
The sum, according to the government, was used to rehabilitate Bi-Water and Dukku water works sites.
The Commissioner for Water Resources, Nura Usman Kangiwa, made the disclosure during a media chat with Journalists at the weekend in Birnin Kebbi.
According to him, the move was aimed at addressing water shortage challenges experienced in the state.
In view of this, he said the state government had drilled 10 boreholes as back up.
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He stated that the rehabilitation,to be completed by February ending will bring about improved water supply within the State’s capital.
“In order to bring an end to recurring water scarcity in the state capital, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State government has spent the sum of N674 million for the rehabilitation of the water works of the metropolis.
“The rehabilitation of the Water Works is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Once completed, water supply in the state capital and environs will significantly improve,” he said