28th March, 2017
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello says government will give top priority to the completion of the Karshi water project because of its direct impact on the lives of the residents
Bello gave this assurance when he and the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr Babatope Ajakaiye paid an unscheduled visit to the project site at Karshi on Monday.
The contract was awarded on July 19, 2013, at N19.4 billion to SCC Nigeria Limited.
According to him, the provision of water supply is one of the cardinal principles of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He noted that the administration will give adequate attention to the project including the dam and the water treatment plant to ensure that the populace starts deriving maximum benefits.
“The Karshi water project including the dam that we are inspecting today and the water treatment plant downstream, in addition to its reticulation into the city are all very critical projects that must be prioritised for completion.
“I have come together with the relevant agencies and their leadership, including the Permanent Secretary to see and have a firsthand feel of the project and its challenges, since Karshi is one of the Satellite Towns of the Territory,’’ he said.
He said that the completion of the water project will go a long way in ameliorating the water problem in Karshi and its environs and therefore, all efforts must be made to complete it.
“This is in line with the government’s policy of trying to complete all ongoing projects, particularly projects that have the widest potential benefit to the greatest number of people,” he said.
The Director of Satellite Towns Development Department, Mrs Victoria Imande, led the Minister and members of his entourage round the project site.