New Kogi govt promises adequate water supply to Lokoja metropolitan.

Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Engineer Farouk Danladi

New Kogi govt promises adequate water supply to Lokoja metropolitan.


The perennial water shortage plaguing Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, would soon be a thing of the past, the new Water Resources Commissioner, Engineer Farouk Danladi has assures.

Engr. Farouk gave the assurances shortly after he was sworn in on Wednesday and assigned the portfolio of the Commissioner for Water Resources by Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo.

According to the Commissioner, the new administration under Governor Ododo is aware of the challenges faced by people due to acute water scarcity, promising to rectify the situation soon after studying the circumstances that hindered the adequate supply of water to the populace.

“As we assume office, we will take a look at the challenges, see how we can solve the problems once and for all”, the Commissioner assures.Kogi gets new EXCO as Ododo inaugurate 18 Commissioners with a charge to be honest, transparent.

He explained that the greater Lokoja water works has the capacity to deliver 10million cubic metres of water to the people daily and is convinced that with 3 million cubic litres, water supply can be reticulated to all parts of the State capital.

” As an Engineer I was trained to be problem solver. I can assure you that everything humanly possible would be done to solve the problem of water in Lokoja and other parts of the State”, he said.

The Commissioner, who identified power supply to the greater Lokoja water works as one the major problems, assured that the new government will tackle it with all seriousness to overcome the challenges facing the people.

He said such magnitude of water demand is a problem, just as the government is also aware of other surrounding problems that must be simultaneously solved.

” All we are demanding from the people is a little bit of patience and cooperation as I can assure you that Governor Ododo is resolved to meet with the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Kogi State “, he reassured.

Engr. Farouk, who expressed his appreciation to former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for the actualization of his succession,Governor Ododo, whom he recommended, equally thanked him for the input in his appointment
to serve in the newl cabinet, promised to justify the confidence reposed in him.

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo
Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo

Engr. Farouk expressed confidence that the present administration is people oriented, called on the people to show more commitment in supporting the administration.Kogi Assembly Speaker, Gov Ododo, others Pay Homage to Immediate Past Governor, Yahaya Bello in Okene

The Commissioner For Water Resources said he remains passionately committed to the growth and development of the State, promised to justify his passion by working hard to meet with the Ministry’s objectives.

He promised the workers in his ministry all the needed motivation and encouragement that will enable them discharge their duties with selfless service.

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