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April 20, 2024

Water Scarcity: Buni raises diesel supply to 60,000 litres for Damaturu, environs

Water Scarcity: Buni raises diesel supply to 60,000 litres for Damaturu, environs

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni

By Ndahi Marama, Damaturu

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, has raised the monthly supply of diesel from 40,000 litres to 60,000 to power boreholes in order to improve water supply in Damaturu the state capital and its environs.

Governor Buni has also directed the Yobe State Water Corporation to involve the community in the distribution process for optimum utilisation of the diesel to power all public boreholes in the capital city and surrounding areas.

This was disclosed by the General Manager (GM) of Yobe State Water Corporation, Engr. Mahdi Baba Zarma while speaking to our Correspondent in Damaturu at the weekend.

He said, “Governor Buni raised the diesel supply from 40,000 to 60,000 monthly to bring an end to water scarcity facing Damaturu and environs.”

Engr. Zarma said that with the increase to 60,000 litres and involvement of the community in the distribution process, there is enough diesel for distribution to enable the powering of all boreholes in the affected areas.

“The water scarcity arose due to the destruction of a critical 330KV electricity transmission line by unknown vandals. This left many boreholes to rely 100% on generators and significantly impacting on access to clean water for residents.

“Following the scarcity, Governor Buni directed the immediate distribution of diesel to all boreholes in Damaturu and environs to ease the problem of water scarcity being faced. With the increased in the supply of diesel, it is certain that the problem would be addressed,” the GM assured.