The Borno State Government has overcome the scarcity of water with the completion of Dalori treatment plant and sinking of 500 boreholes in the state.
The supply and distribution of potable water in the state, was achieved with the implementation of a draft on water policy.
These were made known by the Ministry of Water Resources Permanent Secretary, Hajiya Mairo Bunu Lawan to mark 2021 World Water Day with the theme tagged: “Valuing Water,” in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
According to her, the policy is to address issues raised during the over a decade long Boko Haram insurgency in the state. She listed the issues to include data capture of water consumers and collection of outstanding water revenues.
She noted that taking potable water to the doorsteps of people, the construction of earth dams and indiscriminate sinking of boreholes may not arise in any part of the state.
On water supply challenges, she said that the sectors that suffered most from insurgency; are the water supply infrastructural facilities and workers.
She noted that during the over a decade long insurgency, the state government could not train or employ workers for the water supply sector.