Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto, the Kogi State Project Coordinator of Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), has emphasized the importance of contractors adhering to project specifications during her recent visit.
Accompanied by the ACReSAL team, Jatto made surprise visits to sites of solar-powered borehole projects in Okene, Adavi, and Okehi local government areas.
Expressing contentment with the progress and quality of work, she urged contractors to maintain their dedication and meet project deadlines.
Jatto also urged contractors to accelerate their work to meet expected timelines, reminding them of potential penalties for delays.
Jatto appreciated the strong support from the host communities, noting their enthusiasm and sense of ownership displayed by community leaders and contractors’ testimonials.
She assured the communities that Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello remains committed to rural development, aiming to provide essential social amenities and enhance the quality of life in rural areas.
The ACReSAL team’s visits encompassed various locations, including Idogido Otutu in Okene LGA, Karaworo and Ebogogo in Adavi LGA, as well as Oshikoyi Obuba and Oboroke Uvete in Okehi LGA.
These projects are poised to benefit approximately 11,500 residents who currently lack access to clean and portable water sources. Previously dependent on uncovered wells, nearby streams, or distant purchases from privately-owned boreholes, these communities face health and security risks.
The strategic placement of boreholes aims to address these challenges and improve the well-being of women and children in the region.