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Commissioner Says State Govt. Will Spend N60b on Zaria Water Project


The commissioner said that the project was expected to be completed by December this year.

The rehabilitation of Zaria Water Project will gulp over N60 billion when completed, Kaduna State Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Aliyu-Lere, has said.

Aliyu-Lere made the disclosure on Friday in a chat with newsmen in Zaria,

“The water treatment plant is going to cost N24 billion and another N20 billion will be spent on expansion before transmission.

“Construction of 10 number service reservoirs of seven million litres each with booster stations will cost us about N16 billion including solid waste management sanitation programme,” he said.

The commissioner said that the project was expected to be completed by December this year.

“From what we have seen on ground, if it continues like that, we are convinced the contractors will meet the target.

“The expansion will be completed around the middle of next year,” he said.

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He expressed regret that some residents build on water and transmission lines which affected proper reticulation of water in some areas.

He said that some residents would experience discomfort during reticulation and change of pipelines especially road users and urged them to be patient with government.

He said that about 73 kilometres of excavation for transmission lines and over 600 kilometres of expansion work would be done on the project within Zaria.

“So you can imagine the quantum of earth that would be excavated all around Zaria and its environs.

“This requires a lot of understanding and a great deal of cooperation from the potential consumers, the residents of Zaria and environs.

“That is why we are here to sensitise people on the need to cooperate with government,” he said.


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