Abiodun releases N78m for rehabilitation of 51 water facilities.


Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abidoun, has approved the release of counterpart fund of 78m for the rehabilitation and construction of 51 water facilities across the Ogun West Senatorial District.

Gov Dapo Abiodun was said to have released sum of 30m for the implementation of Programme for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH), water scheme in 13 locations in Yewa North local lovernment area of the state as well as another sum of N48M out of the expected N96M, for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Solar powered Borehole in 38 locations in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.

According to statement issued on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, the project would be implemented through Direct Labour Assisted Approach (DLAA).

The first phase of the water job is being driven under the aegis of the Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN), Ogun State, whose Programme Manager, Mr. Sola Ogunbo also confirmed the development.

According to the statement, the first phase of the Water scheme has commenced in Yewa North Area, while the one for Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government is also being done simultaneously.

Ogunbo assured residents that access to potable water supply would soon be a reality to the benefiting communities.

He further noted that the solar powered project in Yewa North Local Government Area was at 85 percent completion, while the mobilisation and sensitisation of the benefiting communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area has also commenced.

The provision of potable water, the statement said, is essential to human life, and would continue to get deserved attention of the Dapo Abiodun-led administration, adding that the projects would be replicated in other senatorial districts of the State.