Aiyedatiwa orders rehabilitation of water facilities for improved supply

By Nudoiba Ojen

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has ordered all relevant government agencies to introduce necessary measures and expertise for the provision of potable water from the water facilities in the state, within the shortest period of time.

This is in line with the administration’s commitment to provision of safe and potable water for residents of the state.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene, Hon. Sunday Akinwalire, made the disclosure at the weekend during his inspection visit to water projects and facilities in the Central Senatorial District.

The facilities visited included the Owena Multipurpose Dam, Owena Igbara Oke/Igbara Odo water supply scheme and Owena Ondo Dam.

The Owena Multipurpose Dam in Ifedore Local Government area of the state, was the first point of call. The construction of Owena Multipurpose Dam, with 36 million cube reservoir capacity, began in November 1998, completed 2014 and was put to test and ever since, efforts have been on, to ensure that the facility is in full operation.

The Owena Dam, which is about 27 meters deep, is said to have the capacity to provide potable water, as well as serving irrigation and power generation purposes.

Akinwalire said that Governor Aiyedatiwa had directed that the needed necessary attention should be given to the project and the efforts are now in motion.

He stressed that thousands of households are expected to benefit from the project as soon as possible, giving the assurance of government’s commitment to the well-being of the people of the state.

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