Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has revealed that his Government has spent 18 Billion naira on portable water supply to the citizens of Kano state in the past two years.
Kwankwaso said this yesterday in kano at the inaugration of a steering committee on Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSSRP II)
The governor was represented by Dr Yunusa Dangwani (Kano state Commissioner on Water Resources), He revealed further that the government had budgeted an outstanding 50 billion Naira more for the programme.
“The State Government in the past two years had revived some dams that have not been active for the past 10 years for the benefit of the people.” According to him, dams such as the Watari Treatment Plant is expected to supply 50 million litres of water per day when completed.
The governor said that other dams such as Challawa, Joda and Tamburawa had also been expanded to improve water supply to many parts of the state. Kwankwaso said that the state had a bill, pending before the state’s House of Assembly, adding that it was aimed at attracting investors to the sector.
He urged members of the committee to be dedicated to their assignment to ensure success.