Water rationing begins in Abuja

Date: 14-03-2011 8:53 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 14-03-2011 08:53 PM (10 years ago)
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The poverty situation in Nigeria is critical, they now rationalize tap water in Abj FCT.

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Rationing of public water supply has started in some highbrow neighbourhoods and satellite towns of Abuja because of what authorities say is the “peak period of the dry season” and lack of adequate treatment plants.
The rationing affects the priciest areas of Asokoro, Maitama and Garki as well as satellite towns of Nyanya, Karu, Gwagwalada and Bwari, according to a public notice issued by the Federal Capital Territory Water Board.

 Based on the notice, the areas to be affected would have no water supply for four days in a week, while on the three remaining days they would have water for specified number of hours.
While Asokoro residents would have water supply for 24 hours after a two-day break, residents of Maitama would have supply restored for eight hours only.
Water would run for seven hours in Karu; for 13 hours in Gwagwalada; and for two hours only in Bwari old town, which lies just kilometres away from the Usuma Dam where the waterworks are sited.
“Please note that rationing of water supply is only a temporary measure. Full services will be available for all districts with the completion of Phases 3 and 4 treatment plants,” the FCT Water Board notice said. But it did not say specifically when the water projects would be completed.


Explaining the decision, Director of the FCT Water Board, Engr. Jibrin Ibrahim, told Daily Trust that the limited water supply was necessary for some parts of the territory because “this is the peak period of the dry season.”


Ibrahim said although raw water was available at the Lower Usuma Dam, funds were yet to be released for completion of Phase 3 and 4 water treatment plant at the dam, which would have complemented the exiting treatment plans.
He appealed to people affected by the rationing to bear with the situation as it was a temporary measure.

FCT minister Bala Mohammed recently told the House of Representatives Committee on FCT that high cost of imported metal pipes was hampering the completion of the water treatment plants.
Meanwhile, residents of Abuja at the weekend expressed concern water supply rationing in some areas.
Engr. Silas Ugwu, a resident of OAU Quarters in Asokoro, said taps in the area have been dry for the past one month, adding that they depend on local water vendors to get supplies.
Water vendors have hiked the price of a 20-litre of jerry can from N30 to N50 in to maximise profits during the rationing.

Madam Funke Asiru, a restaurant owner in Maitama, said the water vendor’s hike is due to high demand for water.

She said she wakes up at 2 am to fill up her empty drums when the tap rushes in order to avoid over depending on the water vendors.


Posted: at 14-03-2011 08:53 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- monday3 at 14-03-2011 08:59 PM (10 years ago)
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too poor for nigeria
Posted: at 14-03-2011 08:59 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sobeit at 14-03-2011 09:13 PM (10 years ago)
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is a pity!
Posted: at 14-03-2011 09:13 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- estilizo at 14-03-2011 09:15 PM (10 years ago)
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pathetic situation

Posted: at 14-03-2011 09:15 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nnennababe at 14-03-2011 09:21 PM (10 years ago)
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can u imagine????arrant nonsense
Posted: at 14-03-2011 09:21 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ajento at 14-03-2011 10:01 PM (10 years ago)
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Wow, did I hear somebody call Nigeria Giant of Africa? Common water sef na story.
Posted: at 14-03-2011 10:01 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bafyguy at 14-03-2011 10:06 PM (10 years ago)
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What a pity
Posted: at 14-03-2011 10:06 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- popo2009 at 14-03-2011 10:44 PM (10 years ago)
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yet these Fools go about campaigning and soliciting for votes
after April they will take their sorry ass out of the Aso Rock
Posted: at 14-03-2011 10:44 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ILOVEIT at 14-03-2011 11:07 PM (10 years ago)
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what a shame!!!....*smh* too

Posted: at 14-03-2011 11:07 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- phyllis247 at 14-03-2011 11:33 PM (10 years ago)
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Nothing person no go hear.Abj of al places.
Posted: at 14-03-2011 11:33 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- onyin at 14-03-2011 11:48 PM (10 years ago)
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Old news.
Posted: at 14-03-2011 11:48 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- emydaddy at 15-03-2011 02:12 AM (10 years ago)
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This is getting out of hand, even water within the capital of Nigeria.
Posted: at 15-03-2011 02:12 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ILOVEIT at 15-03-2011 02:53 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: onyin on 14-03-2011 11:48 PM
Old news.
lol

Posted: at 15-03-2011 02:53 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- myolu at 15-03-2011 03:07 AM (10 years ago)
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Water no dey abuja enh enh na news? tin. Cum to other state lyk kwara, niger or even lagos where pple buy water. Passing....
Posted: at 15-03-2011 03:07 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okwas at 15-03-2011 03:13 AM (10 years ago)
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what a shame
Posted: at 15-03-2011 03:13 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mariamajane at 15-03-2011 04:18 AM (10 years ago)
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What is it with Nigeria that she can't get things right? The capital city billed as the finest to come out of Africa is heavy-laden with woes besetting other Nigerian cities and crumbling infrastructures.
Posted: at 15-03-2011 04:18 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Allen-jones at 15-03-2011 05:40 AM (10 years ago)
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Sorry for the long suffering people of Naija - no thanks 2 visionless leaders.
Posted: at 15-03-2011 05:40 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tyomon at 15-03-2011 07:28 AM (10 years ago)
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MAKE UNA KEEP VOTING  Huh?
Posted: at 15-03-2011 07:28 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- wechie at 15-03-2011 08:09 AM (10 years ago)
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what will the gov't said is the cause for that 
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- mat-James at 15-03-2011 08:25 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: onyin on 14-03-2011 11:48 PM
Old news.

Tru talk,
After all we have been patronizing "mai ruwa" for long
water board in abuja is a story-story matter as far as am concern,
"Mai ruwa" are the water board
and Landlords always dug there boreholes in their houses for use
Posted: at 15-03-2011 08:25 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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