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Ganduje: Kano to provide irrigation facilities at Tudun Wada Dam



Ganduje: Kano to provide irrigation facilities at Tudun Wada Dam

Kano State government yesterday said it would develop 300 hectares of irrigable land at the downstream of Tudun Wada Dam in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced this yesterday in Kano.

He said: “The project will be executed with a development facility that will be provided by the Islamic Development Bank.”

During a visit to the project site on Saturday, Governor Ganduje said the project would tremendously improve livelihoods and revamp economic activities in the area.

“The irrigation infrastructure to be provided will be enough for increased production of variety of agricultural products particularly maize, rice and vegetables.

“The impact of this project will be big as people around this area will be engaged in year-round farming when the irrigation infrastructure is fully in place,” he maintained.

The governor also inspected on-going installation of six pumps at the adjoining Tudun Wada water treatment plant, which were recently procured from Germany at the cost of N70 million.

He said when completed, the facility would provide uninterrupted water supply to Tudun Wada town and other neighbouring communities.

The governor therefore urged the contactor to finish the job quickly even as he enjoined workers at the plant to maintain their diligence in keep things moving.
Meanwhile, the governor inspected on-going renovation of the Challawa Bridge along Kano-Abuja Road, which was a Federal Government project.

Briefing the governor at the site, Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, explained that the project, which was one of the several interventions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in Kano, was aimed at maintaining public utilities for the good of the society. “The project is 40 per cent completed,” he added.

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