•As Water Resources Minister wants take-over of Gurara Dam
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called for the building of more dams in the Territory for agricultural purposes.
This is coming when the Water Resources Minister is leading with the FCT Minister to take over the Gurara Dam as the contractors have since concluded their job.
Malam Musa Bello made the call on Monday in Abuja while receiving the Water Resources Minister, Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu who paid him a working visit.
He said that the construction of new dams in the FCT would go a long way in improving economic activities in the rural areas where farming activities are taking place majorly.
Malam Bello reiterated that the relationship between the Ministry of Water Resources and the FCT Administration has been a very close one and very beneficial for Abuja City and the Territory in general, because water supply for Abuja and the greater Abuja environment comes from the Lower Usuma Dam which can be fed from the Gurara Dam during dry seasons.
He said new dams have become imperative as the population of Abuja has been on the increase and new districts being opened with enormous water reticulation being done.
Speaking earlier, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu remarked that the Gurara pipeline project was initiated basically to feed into the Lower Usuma Dam to augment storage for the Dam, especially during the dry season.
He revealed that his team was in FCT Administration (FCTA) because the Gurara Water Transfer project was finished many years ago by the contractor, but there has not been any concerted effort to take over the project, either by the Ministry of Water Resources or FCTA