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Cabinet approves N1.5bn for Abuja water treatment plant

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the water treatment plant for Usuma Dam, that supplies potable water for use by residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello revealed this to State House Correspondents while briefing them on the outcome of the weekly cabinet meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “Today, the Council approved a very important infrastructure project for the city of Abuja and that project is the rehabilitation of the lower Usuma Dam water treatment plant phase II at the sum of N1.5 billion and the contract will be completed in 12 months.”

The FCT Minister further said it was necessary for the treatment plant to be given a facelift because it has served the FCT for three decades.

“The contract is aimed at rehabilitating that treatment plant because it has been in operation for about 30 years and it also fits into the President’s agenda of providing needed infrastructure as well as rehabilitating already existing infrastructure,” he added.

According to him, the plant will continue to serve residents of the FCT for another 30 years or more when completed.

Source: Voice of Nigeria