By Aliyu Dangida
Disturbed by the acute shortage of water supply bedevilling Dutse metropolitan, the Jigawa State Ministry of
Water Resources has set up a 12-man committee, saddle with the responsibility of finding a lasting solution to the problems.
Commissioner of Water Resources, Salisu Mahmud, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists on the governmentâ€™s effort in tackling water supply to the people of Dutse and its environs.
According to him, government is aware of the shortage of water, especially in Dutse and assured that the ministry
was doing the best it could towards ensuring that the inadequate water supply in the state capital and state at
large becomes a thing of the past.
His words: â€œThe establishment of this committee is one of our bold, prompt and intelligence moves to get to theÂ root of the main causes of the shortage of water supply to the city, and take measures to ensure that it is
brought to an end.â€
According to the Commissioner, “as we are now approaching to hot weather and there will be a growth in demand of water for domestic use as the state capital is wearing a new looks and its population keeps rapidly increasing, we expect the committee to come out with a blueprint to the government that will bring end to the water scarcity.
Salisu Mahmud added that, the committee is under the chairmanship of Engr. Ibrahim Girema and it was given two weeks to submit its report to the government.
It was gathered that, due to the acute shortage of water in Dutse, the state capital, water vendors has increased the price of one jerry-can of water with about 50%, an action which generated conflict with their customers, especially in Takur quarters.