The Chairman, Kalgo Local Government Area in Kebbi, Alhaji Shamsu Faruk, on Thursday inaugurated 10 projects to boost water supply to rural communities in the area.
Faruk, who did the inauguration in Kalgo town, said the endeavour was part of the fulfilment of his numerous campaign promises to the populace.
He said that the local government was determined to address the shortage of potable water affecting rural communities in the state.
‘‘As you are aware, we made a number of campaign promises under the ruling APC party to touch the lives of people in our localities.
‘‘I am happy today (Thursday) to flag off the commencement of provision of good drinking water which comprise construction of new boreholes and rehabilitation of the existing ones.
‘‘I must not forget to inform you all that we have received tremendous support from Gov. Atiku Bagudu to embark on the projects,’’ he said.
He said benefiting communities include camps of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kalgo, Kalgo town and Kuka Nayelwa community in the council.
The chairman, who urged the people to imbibe maintenance culture, also appealed to community leaders to carefully monitor and ensure the proper use of facilities in their domains.
In his remarks, the District Head of Kalgo, Alhaji Haruna Jada, described the projects as people-oriented and underscored their importance to the people.
He thanked the governor and the council chairman for addressing some of the pressing problems bedivilling the community.
Similarly, the District Head of Kuka Nayelwa, Alhaji Abubakar Diggi, commended the foresight of the chairman for executing projects that had direct bearing on the lives of the people.
A member of the community in Kuka Nayelwa, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammadu, said that the execution of the project would ensure the provision of good drinking water to the people.