Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu on Thursday commissioned a Regional Water Supply Scheme in Otuoke Community to provide portable water to Otueke and 12 communities in Central Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The Otueke Regional Water Scheme aimed at reducing the incidences of water borne diseases by providing sustainable portable water supply was completed by the Federal Government at the total cost of N5, 886,927,480 and handed over to the Bayelsa State Government.
Speaking at the commissioning, Engr. Adamu, said the project was a demonstration that the Buhari’s Administration was committed in completing all viable projects that will positively impact on the lives of the people without any form of political sentiment.
He said, “The Change Agenda’ is intended to bring positive impact on the lives of Nigerian. Ours is a responsible and responsive government, which reorganize the imperative to continue with policies and programmes that are beneficial to the country.
“With the commissioning, I’m convinced that water born disease will be curtailed to the barest minimum, sanitation and personal hygiene will be improved and income generation will be enhanced, which will bring out a positive change in the overall socio economic well being of the beneficiary communities.”
He urged the state government to ensure that the water scheme is sustainably operated and maintained so as to provide long term services to the people living in the communities, “And that the communities should demonstrate gratitude to Former President Goodluck Jonathan who initiated the project and to the President who found it appropriate in ensuring its completion.”