ONDO ASSEMBLY PLEDGES MORE SUPPORT FOR MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES By Awodeyi Elizabeth Ondo State House of Assembly, has pledged more support
ONDO ASSEMBLY PLEDGES MORE SUPPORT FOR MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
By Awodeyi Elizabeth
Ondo State House of Assembly, has pledged more support for the State Ministry of Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene in ensuring that portable, clean and accessible water were supply to people at the grassroots in the 18 council areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House Rt Hon Bamidele Oleyeleogun gave the assurance when he led other members of the committee on Water Resources on a working visit to the ministry in Akure.
In his remarks, the Speaker, assured the ministry of the 9th Assembly support to fast track all legislative process towards facilitating adequate provision of portable water supply to the rural communities in the state.
Oleyelogun who commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his Kamomi Aketi water initiative, urged the commissioner to continue his good works and put more efforts in facilitating adequate provision of portable water supply to the rural communities in the state.
While the Chairman, House committee on Water Resources, Hon. Jamiu Maito, commended the ministry for being the most feasible ministry in the state, appreciated the efforts of the management of the ministry for its quest in providing accessible water supply to people at the grassroots level.
He also tasked the ministry to ensure increased access to safe sanitation and hygiene with a view to enhancing the health, general wellbeing and hygienic environment for the citizenry.
Other members of the committee appealed to the ministry to extend the Kamomi Aketi water scheme to their respective constituencies.
Earlier, the commissioner for Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene, Rt. Hon. Fatai Olotu, who appreciated the house for their support, noted that the creation of the ministry was to provide portable water and rehabilitate non functional dams and boreholes across the 18 council areas of the state.
He also stressed that the mandate is to provide portable water and rehabilitate non functional dams and boreholes across the 18 local government areas of the state, handling pest and vector control activities in all government premises to ensure best practices, among others.
The commissioner opined that over 2,000 boreholes have been rehabilitated in 1,265 communities while 133 new borehole facilities have also been provided across the state through the launching of Kamomi Aketi water scheme, stressing that the programme has added value to the state both locally and at the national level.
Olotu who enjoined people and communities in general to maintain the facilities so that their suffering can be alleviated, noted that the ministry would soon kick start its campaign against open defecation in the state, where all stakeholders including the Minister of Water Resources will be present.