The Kano State Government has directed the Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (RUWASSA) to immediately repair damaged boreholes in eight Local Government Areas of Kano State, in a bid to address the water shortage in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Sunday in Kano.
He said Ganduje gave the directive at a meeting with officials of the state Ministry of Water Resources, RUWASSA, and the heads of eight local government areas of the state.
Ganduje was represented at the event by his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna.
Anwar quoted Ganduje as saying, “RUWASSA should also take a list of names, especially in the 44 local government areas that need boreholes, taking into account the problems caused by the proliferation of boreholes in the environment”.
The governor also directed the councilors of the major cities of the state to use water tanks to distribute water to the residents in the affected areas, as an immediate solution.
He also assured that the state government would strengthen cooperation with the French Development Agency to provide long-term solutions to improve the water supply in the state.
The governor also said the government would step up its efforts to strengthen the security around water resources.
“Anyone found guilty of misconduct will face legal action. We plan to do so.
“The Kano State government is planning to create heavy-duty water pumps, electric motors, wire theft control, and so on.
“We assure our people that what we have on the table, is short-term, mid-term, and long-term,” he said.
Source Abba Anwar