The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammad Abdukadir has revealed his administration plan to construct small Earth Dams in each of the 3 Senatorial Districts of the State .
The governor disclosed this in Abuja when he paid a courtesy to the Minister of Water resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu in his office.
In a statement by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Muktar Gidado on Tuesday.
He said the Governor also solicited for the support of the minister in the rehabilitation and expansion of Gubi Dam, the expansion of Waya and Gurara Dams and their possible take over by the Bauchi State Government.
” Provision of portable , adequate and affordable water supply to the citizens is one of the major policy trust of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State” .
” This is with a view to alleviate the problem of water supply that bedeviled many of the communities of the State before the inception of Governor Bala Mohammed ‘s administration .
This is because the existing Water facilities have been overstretched with attendant shortages and scarcity due to migration as a result of the insurgency in the North East” the statement reads .
Responding to the request of the Governor , the Honourable Minister of water Resources pledged to support the Bauchi State Government in all areas of need based on the available resources .
He further advised the Governor to develop the Bauchi State water sector Development plan for an effective and effecient service delivery
The Governor was accompanied by Members of the National Assembly and members of the Bauchi State Executive Council.