The Kano State Government says it will invest in water, and infrastructure projects across the state. Malam Garba Yusuf, the Commissioner for water resources, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Kano.
He said due to rural-urban migration and banditry in the neighboring states, rapid infrastructure development across the state contributed to the increase in water demand.
According to him, when the Challawa water treatment plant was constructed, water demand in Kano was 4 million liters per day, now the demand has increased to 200 million liters per day.
“Water is an integral part of life as you know, and all creatures need water to survive, this ministry is also in charge of irrigation and s to food production. People should understand that water is part of life which must not be misused or abused; we must try to cultivate the habit of repairing spoilt running taps,’’ he said.
“The committee will enlighten the general public on the importance of paying water bills for sustainable water supply across the state.