Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has commended the Federal government for approving N8 billion for Dam project to boost water supply.
The Governor said the project which was approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday would tremendously contribute to solving water scarcity in Damaturu the state capital.
Buni, according to a statement by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, said the project would complement efforts of the state government in addressing water problems of the state capital and its environs.
“I want to specially appreciate president Muhammadu Buhari and the federal executive Council for considering and approving the completion of this very important project that would touch the lives of our people.
“This is another dividend of democracy extended to Yobe state by the President Muhammadu administration.
“It is important to us because, Damaturu the has over the years increased in size and population, and is in need of a corresponding water supply.
“The state government has continuously been making efforts to improve water supply across the state to meet the water needs of the people” he said.
The governor further said a committee on rehabilitation of water facilities was constituted with massive intervention which has improved water supply in all the major towns of the state.
Governor Buni assured the corporation of the state government and people of the state to ensure successful completion of the project.