By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
In its bid to ensure and sustain adequate supply of potable water within the metropolis and environs, Sokoto State Water Board said it has conclude plans for the procurement of 3650 metric tonnes of water treatment chemicals at the cost of N657 million.
The board’s General Manager, Engr. Ahmed Moyi Tambuwal who made the disclosure on Thursday in a chat with journalists said already a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed with a Nigerian based company for the purchase of the chemicals.
” The essence is to provide clean,sanity water for domestic and public consumption in the state.”
Moyi, while explaining the situation on the shortfall in the supply of the utility associated with the bi-water intake along Illela motor garage, Sokoto said the board had started receiving stocks from the contracting firm for the treatment and pumping of row from Bakolori and Goronyo River Basin.
According to him, the current water shortage being experienced within the metropolis would soon be over as both the biwater and old water intakes were functioning and water is being pumped to the affected areas.
He appealed to those who were yet to expirience improvement in water supply in their area to exercise little patient as the utility would get to them.
” The acute shortage is due to the non release of row water from Bakolori dam. We have written a letter of complain to that effect to Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority of the need for the release of row water from Bakolori dam. I am sure something is being done to address the problem within the shortest possible time.”
Tambuwal however, called on people to report to the board or nearby authority any person building water reservoirs to block people from getting water for necessary action.