Nigeria to spend N360billion on potable water

The Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe had on Thursday stated that an estimated N360 billion would be required for Nigerians to begin to enjoy potable water from now till 2015.

Ochepke however told the party that about 20 dams are near completion stage as part of efforts to improve water supply for human and agricultural needs in the country.

She listed some of the dams to be located in Katsina, Imo, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto States.

She said, “from what is on ground and the level of resources committed to the development of water resources, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan is on course to be returned to power in 2015”.

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