Benue govt provides portable water for Doctors Quarters resident
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Respite has come the way of residents of Doctor’s Quarters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital as they finally got potable drinking water more than 26 years after the residential estate was built, courtesy of Governor Samuel Ortom.
The Governor donated motorized borehole to the residents of the area through the Benue State Water Supply and Sanitation Agency Makurdi, BERWASSA.
Chairman of the Doctor’s Quarters Residents Association Makurdi, Mrs Mercy Toryue during the commissioning of the borehole said the residents were elated that they could no longer move from one house to another in search of drinking water.
She expressed hope that other requests of the residents including provision of a transformer and road within the quarters among other teething challenges would be looked into by the Governor.
Governor Ortom, represented by the State Commissioner for Rural Development as well as supervising Commissioner in charge of Ministery of Water Resources and Environment, Engr Victor Ukaha said government would continue to provide basic infrastructure to people of the state.
He charged residents of Doctor’s Quarters to improve on their sanitary condition, stressing that the transformer they had requested for was already underway.
The Governor’s representative commended the Special Adviser to the Governor on investment, Barr Mrs Ngunan Agera who is also a resident of the area and who facilitated the project.
General Manager BERWASSA, Mrs Torkwase Ikyaator said the agency was glad for the priviledge given by the Governor to once again showcase her expertise which includes drilling and installation of boreholes to increase access to safe water supply in the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on investment, Barr Mrs Ngunan Agera among other residents expressed gratitude to the Governor for the gesture and pledged sustained support for the Governor.