Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has committed N150 million to the construction of at least 48 modern motorized boreholes and their accessories in Moro and Asa local government areas of the state.
This was confirmed in a statement by the state Commissioner for Finance, Olasumbo Oyeyemi, on Sunday in Ilorin, the state capital.
According to the statement, the investment complements the ongoing efforts of the administration to make potable water available to residents of the state.
Oyeyemi added that the gesture of the state government has led to the Federal Government offering to construct 20 solar boreholes in Edu and Offa local government areas.
Both local government areas will get ten boreholes to deepen public access to water.
“This is just one of the findings from the budget review process this year. It is therefore worth informing the Kwara public that the government is committed to steadily meeting their water needs in phases as our resources permit,” Oyeyemi said.
“The spending on water aligns with His Excellency’s ongoing investments in Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) and Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign.
“These efforts are glaring and impactful, and we are making appreciable progress,” the Commissioner concluded.