Abuja public water potable, Official assures residents

Mr. Adebayo said that the board was always conscious to treat raw water properly before supplying residents

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Water Board has assured Abuja residents that the water it supplies is potable.

The acting director of the board, Michael Adebayo, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.

Mr. Adebayo said that the board was always conscious to treat raw water properly before supplying residents.

His assurance followed the concern expressed by some Abuja residents that the refuse carried by floods from the surrounding settlements could pollute the water in Usuma Dam.

He noted that the dam was vulnerable to pollution by refuse generated from Mpape community, but stressed that the Board would continue to properly treat the water and ensure eradication of contaminants.
“If there is no pollution there will be no need for water treatment in the first place.

“The government anticipated that the dam could be infiltrated by refuse from some slums; that is why it ensured establishment of dams on high ground to prevent such infiltration.

“The city is developing rapidly, a place like Mpape which used to be a small settlement has witnessed rapid population growth,’’ he said.

He noted that the increased population raised the volume of waste generated and carried to the dam through erosion during the rainy season.

“But we ensure that the water is properly treated and is healthy for consumption,’’ he said.

He assured residents that it was a matter of priority to pay special attention to water supplied to the FCT because of its strategic importance.

“FCT is the seat of government and a lot of international figures come here from time to time; and so, we cannot compromise the quality of the water we supply to the territory.

“We have a quality control department that monitors the water right from the dams to the point of consumption,’’ he stressed.

On the shortage of water experienced recently in parts of Abuja, the acting director said it was due to expansion work at the treatment plant.

“There is provision for expansion of our dam and the government deemed it fit to annex more water from River Gurara in Kaduna State to boost water supply to all parts of the territory.
“We are now trying to lay pipes from that dam directly to two of our new treatment plants and that is the work that has been going on.

“That is why some hilly places around Maitama and Asokoro, as well as some satellite towns like Karu and Nyanya have been experiencing shortage of water.

“The work will be completed in a matter of days and water supply will become even better,’’ he assured.

He said that the revenue generation by the board had increased considerably, and appealed to residents to improve on their cooperation with the board.

(NAN)


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  • tolu

    omisore also has a ‘phd’

    • Kerry.

      If you do not know, Omisore really read and obtained his PHD and not awarded.

    • Segun Surulere

      His Phd is from a renowned institution in Paris …… Dont quite recall the name oooh

      • AMATE

        My dear brother you are the best. U made my day. God bless u. O SE GAN NI O.

  • eagle eye

    This Satire is explosive. You never cease to impress me sir.

  • Aj

    Aribasala, may you live longer than your forefathers!

  • shegxy

    aribisala ari ibi ton sala i dont know what to say sir your type are very rear YOU ARE TOO GOOD

  • May God help Nigeria out of the hands corrupt and kleptomaniac politicians

  • TopeLamas

    Pdp govs r thieves nd corrupt human, God save nigerians from dere hands

    • Segun Surulere

      And APC govs are pious saints and angels abii ? Nna , they are all corrupt as hell.

  • redeem

    A GREAT WRITER–My question is did Nigerian not see Awo b4 they voted in Shagari-who said he was not prepared for the office of president-that all he wanted was 4 him to be hired as a teacher-?-if today the people of ekiti decided that fayemi who left the state in debts-can no longer be trusted and that they preferred Fayose to him—why should Nigerians doubt or begin to question their choice? And sinfully describe them as hungry voters? That is not the way democracy works-around d globe–let us learn to respect the viewS of others–our country is over 50 yrs old–and we have had more than 8 heads of state b4 jonathan–prior to his arrival we have been battling with light- water–road–education–health facilites–and religious riots in the north–akaluka an ibo trader was beheaded by sanusi long b4 jonathan arrived on the scene-
    Maitasine riot which resulted in the death of thousands of 9jas–came while he was still in school-the oil revenue started flowing into the pockets of the fulanis–d tripod so to speak–since 1960–the result-still -no light–water ati roads-So -why blame ijaw man jonathan for the mistakes of our past regioanl leaders? Ghana was tranformed by Nkrumah-she conquered light ati water-In ours all we do is to play the blame game-while we refuse to find out why Awo abiola-ati late Gani who was jailed 31 times by the milirary were not able to win elections in 9ja–ours is not about corrution-never–what we lack is how to instil the sense of patriotism in our rotten regional souls-(Na my papa get 9ja–syndrome) Boko haram kills hundred of natives up North-Jos Benue-Borno-southern kaduna-9jas remain quiet–they are more concerned with election results in ekiti state than the number of humans being murdered by boko haram- very sad indeed—as d need for separation-grows quietly–we go with our mumus–u remain with yr wise men-cheers

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  • Reminisce6

    The late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree in music by the City University of Los Angeles in the late `80s for his “effective rendering of his experience at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in his epic record,Aiye”.The surge in number of Nigerians who visited the Park on account of the creative and masterful way in which the fun parks of the Disney World was rendered by Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was cited as his deserving of the honor.Whether a Doctorate degree was appropriate for that honor is aside but the late ‘Yoruba music encyclopaedia’ was honored on merit and does not deserve to be framed in the image of an infamous.

  • absam777

    Excellent article. However,The writer should write more about politics and social affairs and stop his anti-Christ craps.

  • wode

    Dr. Aribisala, I think you are being uncharitable with the reference to Sikiru Ayinde Barrister;
    1 – Your discussion is about Nigerian politicians either being corrupt or thief. This man was not a politician.
    2 – This man is dead, why using him as a reference for this kind of discussion?
    3 – I doubt if you did make any research at all about his said doctorate degree. For your information, he did not award himself the title, he was awarded honorary doctorate degree at the University of California, in USA. Please do more research on that.

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