Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday commended the 82 division of Nigeria Army for embarking on a water project with capacity to improve water supply to its barracks and nearby environs when completed.
Ugwuanyi while commending the army for embarking on the laudable project lamented that his administration’s determination to ensure regular supply of drinking water has been hampered by obsolete and frequent equipment malfunction at major water installations, erosion and other environmental factors.
‘It is indeed regrettable that despite the progress that have been
made so far, government’s efforts to significantly boost water supply in Enugu State are still being hindered by a number of factors including the fragile conditions of some existing water projects and facilities in the state as well as the unavailability of funds to attend to some of them’.
He explained that Enugu metropolis has expanded both in size and population as such, the initial master plan for water reticulation across the city can no longer accommodate the residents. He stated that his administration is willing to assist and collaborate with organizations, institutions and investors towards addressing some of these challenges to ensure an improved water supply.
Speaking earlier, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Major General Adamu Abubakar, stressed the need to ease problem of water scarcity in the barracks and its environs, as the reason for the project. He pleaded for support from the state government in completing the project