*** Thanks residents for their patience, understanding
By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The ongoing maintenance work at the Greater Lokoja Water Work would be completed today, with a test run of the facility hopefully tomorrow and all through this week.
The state Commissioner for water Resources, Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga, made the disclosure while taking a team of Journalists round the ongoing maintenance works.
He thanked residents of Lokoja Metropolis for there patience, perseverance and understanding while the maintenance lasted.
The Commissioner who regretted the hardship faced by the people, said it was not intentional.
Danga further explained that since the construction of the Greater Water, that aspect of the maintenance works had never been carried out even with the damages and wastage.
He disclosed that the maintenance work became very necessary as it was making the state loose a greater percentage of treated water before it get to the end users and the designated tanks.
He added that the lickage was equally threatening the existing building of the Greater Water works.
Danga who thanked the residents for their understanding disclosed that the only time the maintenance work could have been achieved was in this period of the dry season as the areas affected is a marshy area, making it difficult to address if the rains set in.
He therefore expressed happiness that a permanent solution has however been achieved fixing the repairs, assured that after the test run after the work today, hopefully the people will enjoy unhindered flow of water.
The Commissioner equally assured that aside from the metropolis, efforts are ongoing to see how the water can be reticulated to Zango and Felele areas of Lokoja.
In a related development, the commissioner disclosed that the ongoing effort for the people of Central Senatorial District to enjoy potable water is experiencing appreciable progress, saying the work on the Okene Water Works is experiencing an appreciable progress.
Hon. Danga described the love of Gov. Bello to providing potable water to the people of the State as unprecedented, pointing out that his constant intervention in water schemes across the state remains commendable.