The Federal Government, on Tuesday, broadcasted that seven dams, and water supply projects had been completed and were ready for inauguration.
It also broadcasted plans to complete another set of seven water supply projects and 13 dams/irrigation projects between 2018 and 2020.
Suleiman Adamu the Minister of Water Resources, revealed this in Abuja while presenting his progress report as a minister in the last three years.
He outlined the seven completed projects ready for the inauguration they are;
- Kashimbila Dam in Taraba State;
- Ogwashi-Uku Dam, Delta State;
- Shagari Irrigation Project, Sokoto State;
- Galdam Dam, Kaduna State; and
- Ekeremor Water Supply Project, Edo State.
Others are Mangu Water Supply Project, Plateau State; and Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi Water Supply Project, Benue State.
According to Adamu, only two new projects were started by his ministry since the beginning of the current administration in 2015.
He said, “We are dedicated to completing all ongoing projects in the ministry to derive best benefits for government’s investments.
It is instructive to note that since the beginning of this administration, my ministry has introduced only two new major projects.
Adamu said, “The project involves the reintegration and expansion of about 42,000 hectares of irrigation land under the first phase, to be completed by 2022.