Kogi State Government has mobilized a contracting firm ATLANTIC DRILLING FLUID SERVICES LTD to commence work at Nillo Dam.
According to Usman Musa, the Public Relation Officer (PRO), Ministry of Water and Mineral Resources on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N250,000,000) project is expected to provide portable drinking water for the people of Aiyekunle Gbedde, Iyah Gbede and about Six other neighbouring communities.
Speaking at the handing over of the project site to the Contractor, Engr Olatunji Oshanisi, Kogi State Commissioner for Water and Mineral Resources, charged the people of the communities to ensure that the properties are adequately protected from vandalization.
Olatunji urged the Consultancy firm JOHN SOLOMON AND PARTNER to ensure that all the due process are strictly followed so that the quality of water scheme can be guaranteed.
In his appreciation remark on behalf of the communities, The Oba of Aiyegunle Gbede who spoke through a Community leader, Chief Bammy Saliu commended the government of Governor Idris Wada for deeming it fit to provide them with portable drinking water.
He pledge the loyalty of his people to the Government, promising to protect and guard the facilities provided for their communities.
The Representative of the Contractor, David Mayowa promised that the company will do all its best to
ensure that the project is delivered within the stipulated period of Nine months.