The FCT Administration will give top priority to the completion of the Karshi water project awarded at the sum of N19,438,012,125.99 because of the direct impact it would have on the lives of the residents.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave this assurance when he and the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye paid an unscheduled visit to the project site in Karshi, on Monday.
The Minister reiterated that the provision of water supply is one of the cardinal principles of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and therefore must be given top priority.
Malam Bello emphasized that the FCT Administration will give adequate attention to the Karshi water system supply project including the dam and the water treatment plant to ensure that the populace start deriving maximum benefits.
His words: “The Karshi water system supply project including the dam that we are inspecting today and the water treatment plant downstream, in addition to its reticulation into the city are all very critical projects that must be prioritized for completion”.
According to him, “I have come together with the relevant agencies and their leadership, including the Permanent Secretary to see and have a firsthand feel of the project and its challenges, since Karshi is one of the Satellite Towns of the Territory”.
He assured that the completion of the water project will go a long way in ameliorating the water problem in Karshi and its environs and therefore all efforts must be made to have it completed.
“In line with the government’s policy of trying to complete ongoing projects, particularly projects that have the widest potential benefit to the greatest number of people, we have considered this project a priority project and we do hope that we will be able to devote time and resources to see that it is completed in good time,” he added.
The Director of Satellite Towns Development Department, Mrs. Victoria Imande led the Minister and members of his entourages round the project site.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Monday, March 27, 2017.