New water plant to boost cluster communities
12 March 2012
A new water plant, built in Otobi in order to reduce the risk of water-borne diseases, has been visted by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Leadership has reported.
President Jonathan visited the N2.6 billion plant earlier this week and gave a speech which saw him commend Governor Gabriel Suswam for his efforts in establishing successful water projects in Benue.
He claimed that the new plant will help reduce the risk of water-borne diseases and will assist in addressing the needs of the cluster communities it will serve.
"More than 30 per cent [of] diseases are water borne and by the construction of this water project, you have solved not only the water needs of the people, but also taken care of their health needs," the president told the news provider.
Governor Suswam added that while the plant was built to demonstrate the goodwill of the PDP-led administration, he hopes that it would outlive his administration and continue to benefit the community for years to come.
The news comes shortly after Professor Barth Nnaji, the minister of power, revealed plans to generate power from as many as 200 incomplete or abandoned dams in Nigeria.