We’ll Restore Water Supply to Lokoja Soonest – Kogi Govt

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The Kogi Government says all is set for the restoration of pumping of potable water to residents of Lokoja Metropolis soonest.

Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, State Commissioner for Water Resources, made the pledge while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Tuesday.

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi Chapter, rose from its Congress last weekend with an appeal to Gov Bello to restore water supply to residents of Lokoja Metropolis and its environs to ameliorate the hardship being experienced due to the scarcity.

Danga expressed regrets over the 2022 unfortunate flooding which affected all the pumping machines and electricity supply, disrupting the supply of potable water to residents of Lokoja Metropolis.

“As it stands, we are done with the repairs and configuration of the pumping machines and tested them. What’s left for us is the mounting of one of the two 500KVA Transformer that will power the machines once connected.

.”Once we succeeded in mounting that transformer today (Tuesday) or tomorrow, Wednesday, water will start rushing in homes of residents of Lokoja. This is a sure promise this week.

“We have also discussed with the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for steady supply of electricity that could power the pumping machines for constant water supply to our people.

“Thanks to our caring Gov Yahaya Bello, who has given the needed funds toward the restoration of water supply to Lokoja as we have in stock enough chemicals to treat the water for quite some time,” Danga assured.

He said, “As part of precautions and remedies for any eventual flood this year, considering NiMet early warning, we are mounting the transformer on top of a Special C & C Poles that no matter the flood, it can’t reach it to cause any disruption.”

The commissioner further disclosed that he had discovered an outlet, created by the originated white men, through which flooding water around the pumping machines, could flow out, such that “flood won’t be a threat to the machines anyone”.

“As we apologise for the inconveniences caused, we are assuring the general public that by God’s grace, pumping of potable water to the residents of Lokoja will commence this very week to arrest the untold hardships being faced,” he assured.


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