Nigeria‘s government says Kashimbilla multi-purpose dam in Taraba state, North-east Nigeria is a top priority to be completed in the water sector under the present administration.
Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu stated this when he led a Federal Government delegation on inspection tour of the project in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba.
He said that, the tour of project would afford government the opportunity to assess the level of work done and also put him in a proper perspective of the projects and focus on how to complete them.
“The purpose of our visit to this dam is a continuation of our projects tour all over the country, to see how they are doing in order to have a better focus”, he said.
Mr. Adamu, expressed his satisfaction with the level of work done, noting that the Federal Government through Ministry of Water Resources would see to its timely completion.
The minister added that the water resources potentials of the area was enormous and favorable for multi-purpose development such as water supply of 60,000 m per day, hydro power generation of 40mw and irrigation of 2,000 hectares of land.
He called on the construction company handily the project to synchronize all the components of the dam for effective and quick relevance to the people, urging them to scale up the irrigation component above the 2,000 hectares.
The Taraba State Governor, Mr Darius Ishaku, urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to ensure the supply of potable water to towns and communities in the state.
He also appealed for immediate payment of compensation to communities whose properties were affected during the construction of the electricity transmission lines and water from Kashimbila dam.