Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend approved immediate rehabilitation of three major works across the state’s senatorial districts.
“The three are the Lafiagi Waterworks (Kwara North); Igbaja Waterworks (Kwara South); and Asa Dam Waterworks (Kwara Central),” said Abdulrazaq’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, in a statement on Saturday.
He said the three water works were either in bad condition or not working at optimal capacity, and had been recommended for rehabilitation by the Ministry of Water Resources in line with the administration’s commitment to tackle water scarcity in the state.
“Consequently, the Governor has approved the release of N48,548,720 for their rehabilitation,” Ajakaye added.
The Lafiagi Waterworks is currently running skeletal services owing to the damage of four of its five boreholes, the intake and transfer pumps, he said.
He stated that the facilities in Igbaja had since broken down as a result of poor electricity supply and the lack of proper rehabilitation.
He added that the Asa Dam, which serviced the entire Ilorin, worked at half its designed capacity.
He added that the intervention would boost its working capacity.
“The Governor remains committed to his desire to have water running in the state. This has started happening in certain areas, thanks to his interventions, but the idea is that every part of the state should have access to potable water,” the media aide said.