The rehabilitation of a dam project in the Arakanga water works in Abeokuta embarked upon by the Ogun State Government is now completed. With this development, distribution of potable water to residents of the State capital and its environs will soon commence.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources and Special Duties, Engr. Adekunle Otun stated this in his Office, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noting that the distribution would be done gradually until the three Senatorial Districts had been covered.
Otun, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr. Femi Abati, said the rehabilitation of the Arakanga dam which commenced in 2020 was to enable it to abstract enough water for treatment and replacement of pipes, adding that rehabilitation of the dam also necessitated the deliberate shutdown of other sub-stations, which would soon be restored as the dam gates had been successfully installed.
“We are confident that the completion of Arakanga Water Works will make every home enjoy water supply, and this will be done bit by bit, until we ensure that all parts of the State have access to potable water supply”, he said.
While mentioning the State government’s effort to improve water supply, the Special Adviser said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, towards rehabilitating Ota Water Scheme in Ado-Odo Local Government Area.
Otun added that the Ogun State Water Corporation had also fixed some boreholes and rehabilitated the Yemoji Water Scheme at Ijebu-Ode, saying power support was being done at Papalanto, while laying of pipes is on-going in Ilaro to ensure that no area was left out in the distribution of potable water supply.