Edo Government has said it has expended N4 billion on various water projects across the state between January 2017 and February 2018, in collaboration with the European Union (EU).
Commissioner for Energy and Water Resources, Mr. Yekini Idaiye, disclosed this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.
He said the projects were meant to provide potable water to the people.
Idaiye said the water projects were sited in seven local government areas of the state and added that N1.3 billion has been budgeted for water this year.
He gave the breakdown of the projects as follows; Ovia South West and Etsako West local government areas, N1 billion; Uhunmwonde, Ohrionmwon and Owan West local government area, N2 billion.
The commissioner said N1 billion will be spent on the activation of the Ugboha water scheme executed during the former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration which was not activated. Read more