The new Managing Director, Kano State Water Board, Garba Kofar-Wambai has disclosed that the board is targeting a N300million revenue generation monthly, following an improvement in the water supply in the state
Mr Kofar-Wambai, who made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen at his office on Tuesday, said the money generated would likely be used to pay staff salaries and maintain the machineries used for the water supply.
He, therefore, appealed to water consumers in the state to pay their water bills as at when due so as to enable the Board serve them better.
According to him, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s support to the board has paid off as water supply in Kano presently has increased by over 80 percent.
He said: “I am 47-days-old on this seat as the Managing-Director of Kano State Water Board. I came to meet a board that was at the verge of collapse.
“Kano people were complaining that they didn’t get regular water supply. Institutions, industries and domestic users of water were all complaining.
“So, this really made us to get down to work, and I can tell you today that the story has changed for better,”
The MD pointed out that his team had renovated the Tamburawa Water Plant and the Challawa Water Works which were hitherto in bad condition.
“I found out that Tamburawa and Challawa Water Plants which were the major suppliers of water to Kano were not in good shape. We had to rehabilitate all the faulty facilities and machines.
“I brought in 500 metric tons of Aluminium Sulphate, as well as 500 metric tons of Lime Powder, among other consumable products needed to purify the water,” he disclosed.
The MD continued: “I personally worked with the Engineers at the Water Plants and ensured that all mechanical and electrical faults were fixed.
“We looked at the pipes and overhauled them so as to ensure hitch-free distribution of water across the state.
“Today, the Tamburawa and Challawa Water Plants are back to life and are working with full capacity. Tamburawa Plant supplies water from Maiduguri Road, down to State Road, Nasarawa GRA, Dakata, Gama, Kurna, Tudun Wada, Tudun Murtala and its environs.
“Challawa Water Plant is also working in full capacity, because we have repaired the recycling plant: the Second Water Works and the Third Water Works.
“The Second Water Works supplies water to Goron-Dutse and its environs, while the Third Water supplies water to the Kano metropolitan.
“So, we are happy that some residents have been trooping into our office to thank and appreciate us for improved water supply in Kano,” he stressed.