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Fed Govt to build 20 solar-powered boreholes in Kwara



The Federal Government has offered to construct 20 solar-powered boreholes in Edu and Offa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kwara State.

The Nation learnt that each of the councils will get 10 boreholes to deepen public access to water.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has also committed a fresh N150million to the construction of no fewer than 48 modern motorised boreholes and their accessories in Moro and Asa LGAs.

According to a statement by Commissioner of Finance, Florence Olasumbo Oyeyemi, the investment complements the administration’s efforts to make potable water available to residents.

“This is just one of the findings from the budget review process this year. It is therefore worth informing the Kwara public that the government is committed to steadily meeting their water needs in phases as our resources permit.

“The spending on water aligns with the administration’s ongoing investments in Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) and Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign. These efforts are glaring and impactful, and we are making appreciable progress,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Governor AbdulRazaq yesterday commiserated with the state’s House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, on the death of his father and Tafarikin Borgu, Alhaji Aliyu Gwanara.

Tafarikin Borgu died on Friday and was succeeded by the Speaker and other children and grandchildren.

Similarly, the lawmaker representing Ekiti, Irepodun, Isin and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, Tunji Olawuyi, sympathised with the Speaker over the death.

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