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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has assured residents of Makurdi, the state capital that reticulation of water from the Greater Makurdi Water Works will commence soon.
Governor Ortom who gave the assurance shortly after the inspection of the water project, said, the pipes in the old water system within the city will be used for the reticulation; a move he said would enable the State Government to determine which pipes have broken and need replacement.
He said the people of the state had waited too long for public water supply.
“A lot of money has been spent on this water project and there has to be justification for such spending. Our people deserve to feel the impact of this project. They can’t wait any longer”, he stated.
Governor Ortom also visited the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Makurdi where renovation work is at 90% completion. The Governor disclosed that furnishing of the school will commence as soon as the renovation is completed.
He said he had already directed that public water supply be extended to the school to make the learning environment conducive.
“I am in a hurry to see the School of Nursing and Midwifery reopen as soon as possible so that the students can resume. Once we are through with structures in the school, we will move to ensure that it is reaccredited,” Governor Ortom stated.
The Governor was accompanied on the inspection by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Cecilia Ojabo, the Commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy, Emmanuel Manger, the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, John Otokpa Onoja, as well as Nick Wende of Water Resources and Environment.