The perennial water scarcity in Fika, headquarters of Fika LGA of Yobe State, has worsened this year and residents have raised alarm.
Malam Ibrahim Musa Fika, a resident, told City & Crime that the town had been struggling with the decade-long water scarcity to the extent that they relied on contaminated water sources for drinking and other domestic purposes.
This, according to him, has caused residents hardship and made them vulnerable to water-related diseases.
City & Crime learnt from the residents that the federal government’s water project meant for the area was abandoned a few months after commencement.
Sani Muhammad said, “The Fika LGA water tanker sells a drum of water to us at N600, the water it fetched from Babaji or Goge.”
When contacted, the Senator representing Yobe South and facilitator of the project, Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai, said that they succeeded in getting the project from the federal government but that the funding was not sufficient to complete it.
He said, “After the review, we’re working towards it in the 2024 budget, it will soon see the light of the day.”