(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the General Manager of Bauchi State Water Board, Aliyu Gital, the ongoing Bauchi water expansion project will generate 75 million litres of water to assuage the needs of residents of the state capital when completed.
The GM disclosed this when the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, paid an inspection visit to the water facility in continuation of his inspection of projects in the state on Saturday, adding that the expansion project, which commenced in February 2015, would be completed by the end of March, and that upon its completion, the project would meet the demands of one million people in the state until 2027.
He added that the initial completion period of June 2020 for the $58 million project was shifted to December 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the completion was further shifted to March 2021.
According to Gital, only one outstanding supply of six hylic pumps remained to complete the project, stating that, “these pumps are in Lagos and are being cleared.”
PROJECTED IMPACT: The project, when completed, will go a long way in helping assuage the water needs of residents of Buachi State, as it is projected to meet the demands of approximately I million people.