The Sokoto State Government has approved the construction of new water scheme in five local government areas of the state.
Commissioner for Water Resources, Arzika Tureta, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Sokoto.
He said the water schemes were approved by the state executive council meeting at the cost of N2.8 billion.
The commissioner explained that the five benefiting local government councils were Tambuwal, Sabon Birni, Bodinga, Illela and Kware.
He further explained that the new scheme which was expected to be completed in seven months would further complement the existing water projects across the state.
Mr Tureta also noted that when completed, the schemes would also provide adequate water supply to the benefiting local government areas.
Also speaking, commissioner for Health, Balarabe Kakale, said the council also approved the establishment of Murtala Mohammed Teaching Hospital for the Sokoto State University.
He explained that the institution when established, would train an average of 100 doctors every year, while targeting to produce medical doctors from each of the 23 local government areas of the state.