Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abidoun, has approved the release of counterpart fund for the rehabilitation and construction of 51 water facilities across the Ogun West Senatorial District.
In a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary on Tuesday, the project would be implemented through Direct Labour Assisted Approach (DLAA).
For the implementation of Programme for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) scheme in 13 locations in Yewa North Local Government Area, Governor Àbíọdún released the sum of ₦30million.
Also, the Governor approved ₦48million out of the expected ₦96million, for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Solar powered Borehole in 38 locations in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
The first phase of the water project is being driven by the state’s Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN).
According to the statement, the first phase of the Water scheme has commenced in Yewa North Area, while the one for Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government is also being implemented simultaneously.
The Programme Manager, RUWATSAN, Sola Ogunbo, assured residents that access to potable water supply would soon be a reality to the benefiting communities. He further noted that the solar powered project in Yewa North Local Government Area was at 85 percent completion, while the mobilisation and sensitisation of the benefiting communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area has also commenced.
The provision of potable water, the statement said, is essential to human life, and would continue to get deserved attention of the Dapo Abiodun-led administration, adding that the projects would be replicated in other Senatorial Districts of the State.
Somorin added that, in releasing the funds, Governor Abiodun is keeping up with his promise to ensure that his administration does not relent in its effort at ensuring that donor agencies are given assurances of a more robust relationship.