The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is to partner with the Yobe State Government to construct water and sanitation facilities in 336 rural communities in Bursari local government area, in the next five months.
General Manager of the Yobe Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Damaturu. Alhaji Bukar said the project would be expended through a joint funding by UNICEF, the state government and Bursari LGA.
“This partnership has already achieved 90 per cent water and sanitation needs of Nguru and Bade local government areas successfully” he said.
According to the manager, Yobe government expended about N600 million on construction of 20 new boreholes and rehabilitation of 270 motorised boreholes in 2017. “Government in conjunction with development partners have been proactive in providing adequate and safe water, sanitation facilities and waste disposal to avert health crisis especially in the affected communities” he said.