The Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Al­haji Muhammed Sani Kintoro IV, has ap­pealed to the state gov­ernment to intervene in the supply of portable drinking water for the people of New Bussa and his Emirate because the Kainji Dam has affected their traditional water sources.
He made the appeal in his palace when Niger State Governor, Abuba­kar Sani Bello, visited him.The monarch de­cried the perennial scar­city of water in his chief­dom.
Alhaji Kintoror la­mented that despite the presence of the dam in New Bussa, the people face acute hardship due to lack of portable water supply.
“The government should assist in drill­ing boreholes because the dam had affected all traditional water sources for the people”, he said.
Gov Bello thanked the Emir for his blunt nature and assured him that his administration was fine-turning arrangement to supply portable water to New Bussa.
According to him, the government has ear­marked N43m for water supply project in New Bussa, adding that water experts have been mobil­ised on site for the proj­ect.
The governor ex­plained that he was on mid-term assessment tour of the state, adding that the tour was aimed at ensuring that cam­paign promises are ful­filled.