ADC vows to address challenge of water shortage in kogi
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) party has reinstated its commitment to put a permanent structure on ground that will make enough portable water available for the people in kogi state.
The ADC candidate, Hon. Leke Abejide who was represented by his running mate , Dr Omede Idris disclosed this while addressing the teeming supporters of the party during his visit to the east senatorial district in the state yesterday
The party bemoaned the plight of the people over perennial shortage of water supply, particularly the inhabitants in the entire kogi east of the state who have been suffering from acute water shortage for centuries because of the natural topography of the areas.
He assured the party supporters of their resolve to end the perennial water shortage that bedevilled kogi East, for centuries when voted in to power ,saying, it has become an embarrassment to all, as such, a permanent solution has to be found for it.
According to him, the party have mapped out the strategy to review the project of water supply to the entire kogi East district through the abandoned Ejule water supply and reticulation project in Ofu local government of the state .
“Already our team and party have the road map to revamp the project and we are going to invite all the experts to join us to bring this project back to life in both long and short term.
“We are innovators and multiplication in all human ramifications, these qualities you would begin to see, once we take over leadership in the state”, he said.
Dr, Omede who was one time the national president of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the country told the teeming party supporters that he has resolved with Hon. Leke Abejide, the party governorship candidate to make the welfare of the people of the state the centre of their administration.
“The administration of African Democratic Congress will combine both infrastructural projects and human capitals development to raise standard of living of the people in the state through a well thought out process and projects management, which the party has ratified”, he said.
The party noted that the state has gone through all manner of challenges, especially in the area of payment of percentage salaries to the public workers, particularly in the local government areas in the state.
He said, “We intend making the councils responsible to provide alternative development of human and capital development within a short time in office, where the councils’ workers will have sense of belonging in the society.
“Politics and democracy should be all people centred programmes to make more meaningful; and in our times, we shall show commitment and support to every single community based development projects in every parts of the state”.