Governor Babagama Umara Zulum of Borno state on Thursday commissioned N200 million water project facilities at Gwaidangari Community and Shehuri North Community all in Maiduguri city, drilled and donated by Jack Rich Foundation.
He also pledged to construct a new road from Baga road to link the Gwaidangari Community and a new borehole while reassuring of his determination to continue to provide basic infrastructural facilities and amenities to the people across the 27 LGAs of the state.
Gov. Zulum stated this on Thursday at the official commissioning ceremony of the water project Facility constructed by a philanthropist and River State born citizen based in USA as part of the Foundation’s intervention and support to the Vulnerable in the society.
He charged the Community leaders of Gwaidangari to ensure proper maintenance of the water Project.
He also directed the State Ministry of Water Resources to produce a comprehensive list of water resources in all the 27 LGAs for proper execution of water Facilities across the state which is part of the 10 point agenda of his Government .
The governor thanked the donor Engineer Jack Rich for his support and Intervention to the people of Borno state and other states of the federation in the areas of education, health, roads , water supply and others.
He also thanked an Elder Statesman and former Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria (SFGN), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe for his concern and efforts in facilitating the drilling of the boreholes by the foundation while expressing his profound gratitude to Engineer Jack Rich for his Intervention and support.
In his welcome address, the Borno State Commissioner of Water Resources, Alhaji Tijani Goni’ said the water facility has one middle aquifer borehole with 280 meters deep and 15 HP Submersible pump powered by 15000 watts solar panels that has 200,000 liters overhead tank.
Earlier, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe disclosed that similar water Facility was drilled and donated to Nigerian Army University Biu at the cost of N100 million while same water project will be constructed in Gubio town by the Foundation as security Situation Improves.
Engineer Jack Rich commended Govenror Zulum for his hardwork, commitment and determination to serve his people, noting that, he has been hearing and reading about him in the media both home and abroad while urging Borno people to rally round the governor to serve them better as well as pray for the governor.