The European Union said it has set aside 40 million Euros to boost water supply in Ekiti, Adamawa and Plateau States under its Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III (WSSSRP III)T.
An EU official, Alaba Ogunsajo who disclosed this on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti at a ceremony to mark this year’s World Water Day explained that contributions from the participating states and their local governments amounted to €4,114,286 which represent 30-70 cost sharing between the EU and the three states.
Commissioner for Public Utilities, Deji Adesua, said Ekiti State government had released a sum of N556m to boost water supply and also adopted a new water and sanitation policy.
Adesua explained that government took the step as part of measures aimed at ensuring that large percentage of Ekiti residents are accessible to safe water.
The General Manager of the State Water Corporation, Mrs Olabisi Agbeyo, disclosed that no fewer than four dams were being rehabilitated in the state while a total of seven small communities were being captured for total water supply.