Katsina Govt. approves N367m for rehabilitation, upgrade of Musawa Dam

The Katsina State Government has approved N367 million for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Musawa Dam, which is located in the state’s Musawa Local Government Area.

Alhaji Musa Adamu-Funtua, the commissioner for water resources, revealed this to reporters at the conclusion of the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Katsina.

He claims that the ministry consists of three main parts: ratification, review, and contract awarding.

According to Adamu-Funtua, the upgrade, provision of new overhead tanks, and reticulation for the people of Musawa to access the water were the project’s main elements.

“The policy of this administration under its restoration agenda, water as you know, is one of the components, where the government has done a very good job.

“So, it has been quite long Musawa had semi-urban water scheme and they depended on the dam they used for irrigation purposes as one of the major sources of their water need in the area.

“If you can remember, in the past one-and-a-half years, the dam totally collapsed.

“The governor had visited and promised to do something about it.

“Already, the government has the project in the budget.

“At that time when the governor visited the area and sympathised with them, he assured them that something would be done, and today it has become a reality.

“After the necessary scrutiny, followed by due process, with the contribution of the constituency project that was taken over, people of Musawa now have to go for celebration.

“Today in Musawa, there will be upgrading, new tanks and distribution network of the Musawa town and environs.

“Musawa is now under Urban Water Supply Scheme,” Adamu-Funtua said.

The commissioner further disclosed that the Ajiwa water project had been completed, with about 50-million-litre capacity per day. (NAN)

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