FG, Katsina to complete Zobe water project


By John Oba


The Federal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the for the completion of Zobe Regional which was abandoned many years ago.
The Zobe was first awarded in 1992 and abandoned by previous governments. The when completed would serve Katsina, Dutsin-ma, Kankia, Kurfi, Kafin-Soli, Karofi and environs.
Signing the MoU on behalf of the federal , the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, said that would commit a total sum of N12.5 billion into the completion of the while would contribute about N3 billion.
“The parties have also agreed that the shall take over the execution and funding of Phase 1b works of the , which would involve essentially the distribution from Dutsinma hill tank to Karofi, Kafin Soli, Radda, Kankia and Charanchi”, he explained.
Adamu reiterated ’s commitment in addressing urban challenges by collaborating with the states. “Due to the huge capital required for the development of water infrastructure, the Federal is ready to synergize with states in order to improve the current state of in the country”.
Responding, the Government represented by the Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu said that the state has demonstrated a strong political will by signing the MoU with the Federal Government.
He said that the present of Aminu Bello Masari placed a lot of priority on water projects. He thanked the Federal Government on its on water projects in the state. He added that the state would pay its 3billion naira counterpart in the agreement.
The Minister assured the that the projects would start supplying water to the before the end of 2017.
“The works of Dutsi and Mashi Water Supply projects are pratically completed and are now being test run”, he said.

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