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We’ll address Borno’s water shortage in 48 hours, Zulum assures residents

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has expressed deep concern over the recent water crisis in the state and has pledged to swiftly address…

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has expressed deep concern over the recent water crisis in the state and has pledged to swiftly address the issue within 48 hours. 

He gave the assurance in a virtual address to the residents of Borno State from Saudi Arabia, where he was performing a lesser Hajj on Monday night.

Zulum emphasised that he was fully aware of the challenges faced by the people in accessing clean drinking water while he was away in Makkah praying for the state. 

He attributed the water scarcity to the lack of electricity supply and pledged to resolve it within the specified timeframe.

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The governor pointed out that aside from the destruction of the national grid towers, their gas power plant also encountered issues requiring spare parts that must be imported from Germany. 

Zulum said there was a plan to equip all boreholes in the state with solar panels and backup generators to mitigate future power failures affecting the water supply. 

He reassured the public that his administration is committed to tackling the broader electricity challenges in the state, acknowledging that this is a complex issue that cannot be resolved overnight, even by the federal government. 

However, he pledged to achieve a stable electricity supply before the end of his tenure as governor.

The governor also urged residents to monitor diesel supplies to their boreholes to prevent any exploitation by unscrupulous individuals among the operators.

 

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