Kwara State Government under the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRahman has sought the support of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for victims of the recent flooding in the State.
As part of the effort of Kwara State government to bring relief to flood victims in the State, Governor AbdulRazaq paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Rtd Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammed in Abuja on Monday.
The NEMA DG, who commended AbdulRazaq for the visit, said the governor’s request would be treated as an emergency.
That comes as Kwara Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi lead a government’s delegation to commiserate with victims of the recent flooding in parts of Ifelodun (Oro Ago) and Edu (Lafiagi) local government areas of the state following the downpours over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Governor AbdulRazaq has said the State is committed to attaining the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which is the attainment of universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water.
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AbdulRazaq also said the administration is working hard to end open defecation in Kwara State with improved access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all by the year 2025.
The Governor restated the commitments during a visit to the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where he sought the support of the ministry for the State to achieve the goal.
The administration has restored pipe-borne water in the capital city of Ilorin and other major towns in the state after many years while works are ongoing to deepen availability of safe drinking water in other parts of the state.
Accompanied on the visit by the Senior Special Assistant on SDGs, Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim, AbdulRazaq also sought the technical support of the Ministry for Kwara’s participation in the FG-led Partnership for Expanded Water Supply and Hygiene (PEWASH) and Clean Nigeria programmes.
The Governor also sought the support of the ministry for Kwara State to qualify for the funding of a reticulation project that aligns with the Ilorin Master Plan that is being prepared.
The Minister, on his part, assured the Governor that the N10 billion Tada-Shonga irrigation project remains a priority while the Pategi Water Works will be completed next year, amongst other ongoing Federal Government’s projects in the State.