Lack of water in dam locality worries emir

Despite playing host to Kainji
hydro-electricity dam, some
communities in Borgu local
government area of Niger state
lack electricity and have no access
to portable water.
The anomaly was re-echoed at the
weekend by the Emir of Borgu in
Niger state Alhaji Mohammed Sani
Kintoro IV, during an assessment
visit by Governor Abubakar Sani
Bello to Borgu.
The emir lamented that the people
of the emirate were dying from
water-borne disease and that the
hydro-electric dam had affected all
portable water sources around the
communities which played host to
it, stressing that the situation was
compounded by the failure of the
federal government to provide
alternative water sources, thereby
leaving the people with the option
of relying on contaminated water
that often brought death to the
The emir also said despite being
close to electricity source, power
supply to New Bussa, the
headquarters of Borgu local
government had been epileptic,
even as many communities within
the emirate were not connected to
power source.
Responding, Governor Sani Bello,
who expressed his
administration’s commitment to
addressing the basic needs of the
people, said the state government
had earmarked N43m for water
supply project in New Bussa, and
that his government would
collaborate with other
stakeholders to address other
grievances and needs of
communities hosting the hydro-
electric dam

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