In line with her campaign promises, Senator Aishatu Ahmed (Binani) has commissioned 82 boreholes and two transformers for her constituents in Adamawa Central Senatorial District.
Mrs Binani, who is the only female Senator from the North, said the boreholes comprise 72 solar powered and 10 motorized hand pump boreholes, while the transformers are of 500/32 KVA capacity each.
Commissioning some of the boreholes and transformers in Ngurore in Yola South and Song in Song Local Government Areas, Mrs Binani said the welfare of the people of her senatorial district would remain her topmost priority.
She said: “The provision of potable drinking water through 32 solar powered boreholes of 20,000 litres each, 40 solar powered boreholes of 15,000 litres capacity each and 10 hand pump boreholes throughout the 76 political wards of Adamawa Central District is a significant milestone.
“All these projects are in fulfillment of my campaign promises to address the basic needs of my people and my district.”
She said the development gladdened her heart because safe water reduces chances of water-borne diseases by 50 percent, thereby promoting healthy living.
In Ngurore where her commissioning tour started, she said the community, a large settlement along the busy Numan-Yola highway, had not had electricity for three months due to lack of transformer.
“The two transformers of 500/33KVA being commissioned in the two locations of Ngurore Ward, which sadly remained without electricity for about three months, will definitely provide relief to our people,” she said.
She assured that electricity supply would improve security in the town and promote small-scale businesses in the community to enable the people to be gainfully engaged.
Mrs Binani said water and electricity facilities are the things her people need most urgently from their representatives and that she would at all times be mindful of her people’s needs.
“I assure the people of Adamawa Central Senatorial District, and indeed the whole of Adamawa State, that our people’s welfare, well-being and interest will ever remain topmost priority in all my engagements in the Senate and in my politics,” she said.
The chairman of the projects commissioning ceremony, Ibrahim Bilal, who is also the Caretaker chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State, said the senator had done her part by bringing the facilities.
He urged benefiting communities to guard the projects against vandals.