Sokoto State government in partnership with the World Bank and Federal Government, has awarded a contract for water supply and distribution to enhance portable water supply in the Sokoto metropolis.
The Acting General Manager, Sokoto State Water Board, Mr Sama’ila Sanda made this remark during the contract award ceremony in Sokoto on Tuesday.
Sanda said that the water works which is a pilot scheme, comprised of rehabilitation of water treatment plants, waterworks, and drilling of boreholes in Bado area.
He explained that when the project is completed, it would enhance water supply in Bado, Kasarawa communities and environs.
The acting general manager urged the contractor to carry out the work according to specifications in order to effectively benefit the targeted communities.
The State Project Liaison Officer and Deputy General Manager of the State Water Board, Mr Nasiru Mu’azu, said the project would rehabilitate a 100,000 gallons capacity surface tank and provide two 100,000 gallons capacity overhead tanks.
The acting General Manager added that the project also covers provision of 100 KVA Power Generator, Law Lifting Pumps and drilling of five boreholes in Bado pumping station and Kasarawa, as well as reticulation of water pipeline among others.
The representative of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Kasim Nafi’u, emphasized the need for good synergy among the parties involved for the timely actualization of the project.
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources representative noted that the Water Board as sole client of the project, is expected to release all it’s counterpart staff needed for supervision, while consultants should maintain good touch to ensure the project is executed in accordance with the contractual agreement.