Residents of Unguwan-Daji area in Minna, Niger State, have called for quick intervention by government and well-meaning individuals to help solve the over a decade-old water scarcity in the area.
A resident, Ibrahim Isah, lamented that, “We are suffering in silence. For the past 10 to 15 years, Unguwan-Daji has been off water supply. Where is life without water?”
Also speaking, Aisha Hajiya Sagi told City & Crime that, “The plight of our people gets worse on a daily basis. Government should come to our aid and fix the water pipes that connect this area. We appeal to the governor-elect, Umar Mohammed Bago, to come to our rescue. We have been neglected. We have been suffering for a long time due to lack of water.”
The residents said they bought water on a daily basis from truck pushers who trekked more than two kilometres to buy water and sell to them at the cost of N1,000 per truck of 10 jerry cans.
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Mrs Balkisu Abdulazeez told our reporter that, “Sometimes some people cook once a day in their homes. Those with cars and bikes go as far as Maitumbi area, about three kilometres away, or any other place where there are boreholes to get water.”
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