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Buhari Committed To Completing Projects Abandoned By Previous Administrations – Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed

The Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to
completing projects that have been abandoned by past administrations.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the
assurance in Sabke, Katsina State, during the commissioning and
handing over of three water supply schemes on Monday.

He said the three water supply projects, for Sabke, Dutsi and Mashi
communities, started in 1998 but were abandoned by subsequent
administrations.

Alhaji Mohammed said the commissioning of the three water projects
marked the second time in a week that the Federal Ministry of Water
Resources was inaugurating a completed water supply scheme, following
the one in Edo State last Thursday.

”The commissioning of these projects fits into our ongoing agenda to
showcase the achievements of the Buhari Administration, especially in
the area of Infrastructure where the Administration has spent an
unprecedented 2.7 trillion Naira in just two years,” he said.

The Minister recalled that the Federal Ministry of Information and
Culture had recently kick-started a nationwide tour of Federal
Government projects as part of efforts to showcase such projects.

He said the team had inspected ongoing work on the Lagos-Ibadan
Standard Guage Rail, which is the first leg of the Lagos-Kano Standard
Guage Rail Project.

”We then followed up by touring the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, where
work has been epileptic until this Administration came into office

”Our next stop was the commissioning of an erosion and deflooding
project in Osogbo – an Ecological Fund project – last week, which has
given the people of the Osun State capital a new lease on life.

”From there, we inspected the Oyo-Ogbomoso road, the dualisation of
which was awarded in 2010 and expected to be ready by 2013 but has
been stalled due to lack of funds until this Administration assumed
office. Today, we are here to commission three key water projects.

”What these show is that this Administration is delivering on its
promises to ensure better life for Nigerians, irrespective of what the
naysayers are saying,” Alhaji Mohammed said.

In his remarks, the Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu,
said the Sabke Dam, Irrigation and Water Supply Project was first
conceived in 1998, and that after several years of neglect, the
project was completed and commissioned by the present administration.

Mr. Adamu, who commissioned and handed over the projects, said the
Sabke Water Supply Scheme is a conventional Water Treatment Plant with
the capacity to provide 1 million gallons per day of potable water to
Daura and Mai’adua areas.

“The Dutsi and Mashi Water Schemes are package plants with each having
capacity to provide 1,000 m3/day or about 250,000 gallons of treated
water per day to Dutsi and Mashi inhabitants. In all, the three plants
have a combined capacity to serve over 100,000 people daily. We have
also provided for the construction of 38 borehole schemes to serve all
the villages along the Sabke-Daura water transmission pipeline,” he
said.

Dignitaries at the occasion include the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar
Faruk Umar, and the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State, Dr.
Mustapha Inuwa, who represented the State Governor.

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