The Special Adviser to the Ekiti State Governor on Infrastructure and Public Utility, Mr. Kayode Jegede has appealed to residents of areas with inadequate supply of water to exercise patience and understanding as the State Government is working assiduously towards improving water supply in the State.
Mr. Jegede made this plea while chatting with Journalists in Ado Ekiti on the efforts of government at making portable water available to people in the State. According to him, the State Government has expended about N2billion on the water sector in the last 2 years. Mr. Jegede explained that the money was spent to purchase a 2.5 MVA generator for the Ero Dam as well as reconstruct the water treatment plants at Ido-Ile, Efon, Okemesi and Ureje Dam in Ado-Ekiti. He said that government also replaced all broken and corroded water pipes in the State and purchased chemicals for water treatment.
The Special Adviser, who noted that the water treatment plants at Ido-Ile, Efon and Okemesi have been rehabilitated and commissioned, said work was on-going at the Ureje Dam.
He also assured that the Ero dam would resume production in full capacity next year as the State government has set aside a sum of One billion naira for the turnaround maintenance (TAM) in its 2013 budget.
Last modified: December 17, 2012