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Water Ministry commits to projects in North East

05 August 2014, 09:17

Abuja - The Presidential Committee established to address the socio-economic and educational challenges following the insurgency in the North East has solicited for the intervention and partnerships with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.

The committee has met Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe, in her office in Abuja.

Chairman of the committee, Prof. Soji Adelaja, said that the purpose of their visit was to partner with the ministry to identify some projects in the water sector within the North-East Geo political zone and jointly work on them with the view of improving the economic and social status of the region.

The minister meanwhile said her administration had lots of projects in the North East that if fully developed and put to use would turn round the fortune of the entire zone.

She mentioned such projects as the South Chad Irrigation Project in Borno, several water supply schemes in Yobe , the Dakin Kowa Dam and irrigation projects in Gombe State as well as the Chouchi irrigation project and Jada Dam in Adamawa State.

There are also a number of irrigation projects in Taraba State, one of which is being used by dominion farms.

The ministry is presently constructing Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam.

Ochekpe said if all the projects are completed and put to use there would be no unemployment in the region.

“We believe that if all these projects are completed and put to use there would be no issue of unemployment in the region and we also believe that the health challenges associated with waterborne diseases would be properly addressed,” she said.

Ochekpe said some of the dams would provide electricity for industrial development, adding that her ministry was willing to partner with the committee to complete and put the projects to use.

“The projects are at various levels of completion, some of the projects have not been properly funded over the years and that is why we are willing to partner with you to complete and put the projects to use, she told the visiting delegation.

- CAJ News

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