Benue, FG To Revive Amelladu Water Works

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By Godwin Akor,  Makurdi

Governor Samuel Ortom says Benue State Government would liaise with the Federal Government and some development partners to revive the 9,000 cubic metres Amelladu Water Works near Gboko.

The governor gave the assurance today at Amelladu, Ipav in Gboko Local Government Area, while speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting structures at the water works.

He noted that the project which was initiated and completed by the Ibrahim Babangida-led Government in 1993 and handed over to the Benue State government suffered vandalisation in 2008, rendering it dysfunctional.

According to the governor, the huge financial resources required to revive the water works necessitated the partnership with Federal Government and development partners, stressing that the project if completed, would serve the water needs of Gboko and its environs.

He said the new management of the State Water Board was making significant progress in completion of Greater Makurdi Water Works, pointing out that when completed, the water needs of Makurdi people would be addressed.

Governor Ortom, who also inspected work on the Tor Tiv Palace, Shaahu Road as well as other ongoing township roads in Gboko, commended the quality and pace of work and charged the contractors on their timely competition.

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