Ogori/Mangogo Water Scheme Contract Awarded—Abatemi-Usman

By Michael Jegede

The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has disclosed that the contract for the water treatment scheme in Ogori/Mangogo Local Government Area (LGA) has already been awarded.

Abatemi-Usman made the disclosure while receiving members of the legislative arm of the LGA, which is one of the five local councils in his constituency believed to have been abandoned by previous Senators from the zone due to their minority status in the senatorial district.

Led by the Deputy Council Leader, Hon. Abdulmalik Yusuf, the councilors came to pay a solidarity visit to the Senator in his office at the National Assembly, after attending a meeting of National PDP Councillors Forum in Abuja with the National Chairman of the ruling party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.

A statement signed by Mr. Michael Jegede, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Abatemi-Usman, indicated that the Senator stressed the importance of water to human life, which he said,

prompted him to push for the provision of money in the budget for Ogori/Managogo water scheme project and the Ekuku Dam in Okene.

“In line with my promise to my people that I will work hard to find lasting solution to the perennial problem of water in my constituency, as soon as I assumed office I commenced talk with the federal ministry of water resources. As we speak, the contract for the Ogori/Mangogo water scheme has just been awarded.

The Ekuku Dam project has since been captured in the budget while we are also making spirited effort for a substantial amount of money to be provided for the commencement of work on Osara Dam. I feel the pain of my people and we will not relent in our determination to solve the problem of acute water shortage in our senatorial district.

The boreholes we have provided in various communities across Kogi Central are just temporary measures,” Abatemi-Usman said.

In his speech, the Deputy Council Leader said they made it a point of duty to visit the Senator as a show of appreciation for his sterling leadership quality and effort made in carrying the people of Ogori/Mangogo along, as against what obtained in the past.