Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) has called for the immediate removal Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumin Danga.
In a statement issued by the Executive Director of CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, in Lokoja on Friday, the civil society organization said the call became imperative as the Commissioner has failed in the very basics of his official responsibilities.
CHRCR decried the current prolonged water scarcity in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, adding that a government that fails to provide water for its citizens cannot prove to have provided adequate welfare for the people that brought them into power.
Miliki wondered why Lokoja residents had to go through lack of water supply despite abundant natural resources as presented by Rivers Niger and Benue in the state capital.
“Water, they say is live. There is a popular saying that everywhere you go, rich or poor, you need water.
“No single senatorial district can boost of water provided by Kogi State Government and yet we suffer yearly flood.
“Since the flood menace that ravaged Kogi State and Lokoja in particular in 2022, which is more than three months ago, the people of Lokoja have not enjoyed water, which is one of the basic responsibility of any government at all levels.
“Despite the Billions of Naira used to establish the current water facility by the previous government, the current government has failed to extend the water to various communities and could not even maintain it and make it available to the people that brought it into power,” he said.
CHRCR stated that making water available to citizens is a moral, religious and constitutional responsibility of any government, state or Federal.