By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has visited the Federal Ministry of Water Resources where he met with the Hon. Minister, Engineer Sulaiman Adamu.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The Governor, in company of of the commissioner for water resources, Alhaji Mijinyawa Yahaya and his environment counterpart, Dr. Hussaina Goje as well as other aides, sought for support and collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in his desire to commence the second regional water supply project from Balanga Dam.
The two leaders also discussed the Dadinkowa Hydropower project, Gombe Industrial park, urban water water supply among others.
Governor Yahaya informed the minister that his administration has already keyed into the expanded programme on water, sanitation and hygiene ( PEWASH) and othe Federal Government initiatives and has lined up programmes, including massive rehabilitation of existing boreholes, drilling of new ones and construction of toilets as well as provision of sanitary facilities in schools, health centres and other densely populated public places.
On his part, the Hon. Minister commended the Governor for his determination to tackle water supply problem in Gombe state as well as his support to irrigation farming through the provision of land for the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project to improve access to irrigation and drainage services.