Water scarcity hits Ilorin, residents groan

Residents of Ilorin and its environs are apparently groaning following perennial water scarcity which has resurfaced in the city.
The residents of Ilorin town would have to walk a distance to fetch water for drinking and for other domestic use.
Many residents are sourcing water from motorized borehole drilled by the privileged individuals in their areas.
Some residents at Emir’s road, Balogun Fulani, Taiwo road, Okelele, Gambari and Baboko among others disclosed that the pitiable situation had become a recurrence decimal in the Kwara capital.
“No sooner that dry season sets in; we begin to experience water scarcity in earnest.
“It has become a perennial experience that government will need to urgently address with short and long term measures”, Ronke Asekunlowo said.
Mr Abdulrazaq Akorede, the state Commissioner for Water Resource while reacting, said the problem of water shortage in Ilorin would soon be resolved once the ongoing water reticulation project is completed.
He explained that both the state and the Federal Governments had carried out interventions on some water projects in the state.
According to him, there was an ongoing expansion of Malete waterworks and Agba Dam waterworks, which is almost completed.
He added that the state government would also work on the Oyun waterworks.

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