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Abiodun Assures Ogun Residents Of Regular Water Supply


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - No fewer than 22,000 homes in Abeokuta have been targeted by the Ogun State government in its bid to restore water supply in the next few days.

This was in its quest to ensure that water supply in Abeokuta and its environs is drastically improved upon as this restoration of water supply is expected to be in two phases just as 7,000 homes will benefit from the first batch.

The state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed this while on an assessment tour of the Ogun State Water Project in Arakanga, Abeokuta North Local Government Area.

He noted that the supply when restored to the 7,000 homes, would translate to much more than that in terms of people, while assuring that as soon as the transformer is restored, an additional 15,000 homes would have water supply restored to their various homes in the next few days.

Governor Abiodun also revealed that his administration has immediately intervened with the Ogun Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA) to release some water to the corporation, adding that he has also called on the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to restore power supply to the corporation.
Governor Abiodun while inspecting the Arakanga Water Corporation in Abeokuta with the General Engr. Gbenga Maku
“I have immediately intervened with the Ogun Osun River Basin Development Authority to release some water to the corporation because during periods like these, water level is so low and they need the intervention of the authority. They have nicely obliged us, and they’ve started pumping water since yesterday.

“They’ve also had problem with their power supply. I have also intervened and called on the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to restore power supply to the corporation. Their transformers are also not working. 

“I have also intervened and called on the company that repairs the transformers to try and ensure that the corporation gets at least one transformer back, probably in the next few days,” he said.

He disclosed that his administration would be taking a closer look at the operations of the water corporation in the state, adding that his administration would now be more deliberate and also pay attention to the supply of water which to him was a basic, social service.

Abiodun also decried the state of non-visible investments at the corporation in the last fifteen years, noting that his administration would look at the entire scheme, engage necessary consultants on the way forward.

The General Manager, Ogun State Water Corporation, Engr. Oluseye Olugbenga Maku in his response appreciated the governor for taking his time to check the facility to see first hand its needs, saying that the intervention of the state governor would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the people.

The governor also visited the Abeokuta Old Water Scheme located in Iberekodo.

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