By Salisu Sani Idris / Bashir Rabe Mani
The Greater Abuja Water Supply Project will provide potable water to 50 Districts of the FCT, covering about 1.5 million residents, an official revealed.
Mohammed Sule, FCT’s Director of Information and Communication disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
Sule said that the project was targeting the residents of 50 residents who were hitherto, depending on other sources of water that may not be hygienic.
”This administration’s desire to complete work on the Greater Abuja Water Supply Project to provide clean and safe drinking water to FCT residents isn’t in doubt.
”By embarking on the Greater Abuja Water Supply Project, government intends to tackle the perennial shortage of potable water supply in some parts of the 250 square kilometres of the FCC, Abuja,” he said.
Sule added that the project would specifically supply water to about 50 estates and mass housing schemes around the phases III & IV of the city.
On health, Sule said that the FCT Administration was making efforts to resuscitate the abandoned 240-bed Utako District hospital; while the Administration has introduced Automated Registration of Private Healthcare facilities.
This, he said, was to check incidences of quackery, adding, ”the Zuba Cottage Hospital has been rehabilitated and upgraded to the status of a General Hospital”.
On education, the FCT spokesperson said that the major problem the nation was facing was the safety of pupils and students in some public schools.
”The FCT Administration has taken measure to install security gadgets in all its public schools.The Administration had built modern state-of-the art Library complex at the College of Education, Zuba, a City Library in Abuja.
”This is apart from building several classrooms for primary and secondary schools scattered around the Territory,” Sule said.
He added that Stand-alone Solar powered Streetlights had been
deployed to lit up Abuja, especially at night, saying that this was in the bid to bolster the security of lives and properties.
”The Administration has also improved security surveillance with the procurement of modern security gadgets and operational equipment for security agencies in the FCT,” Sule said.
According to him, the Directorate of Road Traffic Services had
introduced an electronic device for tracking traffic rules violations, which was expected to bring sanity to roads in the FCT. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani