The federal government, in collaboration with the Gombe State Government, has inaugurated an N11.49 billion project for the rehabilitation, expansion and upgrading of the Gombe Regional Water Supply Scheme.
Inaugurating the project alongside Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on Friday, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Hussaini Adamu, said the project was in line with the provision of the National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy of the federal government.
He said that the federal government’s intervention was to accelerate access to potable water in the country towards meeting national and internationally set targets.
He said, “The Gombe regional water supply project was carried out in a 70/30 per cent partnership with the Gombe State Government.”
In his speech, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said that his administration had since 2019 undertaken essential repairs and rehabilitation of the Gombe regional water project, which he noted enabled the state government to supply 50 million litres daily as against the 20 million daily supply.