By Winifred Bulus
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigeria has commenced construction of 65 boreholes in 28 states, in hope of providing nationwide access to portable water. This according to the Ministry of Water Resources is under the 2016 Appropriation Act “targeting the Internally Displaced Person Camps (IDPs), Disaster Challenged Areas and Public Areas.”
Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman H. Adamu, told successful contractors in Abuja that the project is under the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) launched recently by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“These borehole projects are very important to us as they are meant to provide sustainable water supply to the Internally Displaced Persons, Disaster Challenged Areas and some Public Areas nationwide,” he said.
He urged the contractors to stick to specifications of the construction of the boreholes, as well as the local communities taking ownership of the projects.
In a remark, Michael Ale, who represented the contractors, promised to work towards the success of the project in line with the requirements.