Friday, April 18, 2014

FG spends N100m on rehabilitation of Jibia Dam — legislator

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The legislator said the dam will create jobs for people in the state.

The Federal Government has spent N100 million on the rehabilitation of Jibia Dam in Katsina State, to enhance irrigation activities in the area.

A member of the House of Representatives representing Jibia/Kaita Federal Constituency, Suleiman Salisco, disclosed this on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Katsina.

He said that the Federal Government had already installed water pumping machines, generators, and constructed water canals in the area, adding that irrigation activities had commenced at the site.

Mr. Salisco said that the dam project would not only create employment opportunities for the people of the area but also enhance agricultural productivity in the state and the country at large.

The legislator said that the government had also awarded N70 million contract for the drilling of 10 solar boreholes and 20 hand pumps in Jibia and Kaita Local Government Areas.

Mr. Salisco said the government will spend N35 million on the installation of street lights in Jibia, Magama, Dankama and Kaita towns. The legislator said he would collaborate with the Federal Government to provide the dividends of democracy to the people of his constituency.

 

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