The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, will
on Tuesday (tomorrow) inaugurate the first phase of
a N4.1bn water project in Aboto, in the Ilaje Local
Government Area of the state, as part of efforts to
find a lasting solution to the perennial problem of
potable water supply in the riverine area of the
The Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr
Kayode Akinmade, in a statement in Akure on
Sunday, said the water project involved the
construction of two million gallons per day raw
water intake and treatment facilities.
Akinmade said the water project was important to
the people of the riverine communities of Ilaje as it
would put a stop to the residents travelling long
distance to get water to drink.
Giving details of the project, Akinmade explained
that the contract awarded few months ago was in
two parts – including the pipe laying and water
main section located at Aboto.
He said the pipe laying aspect of the project would
cover 45.6km, saying 10km of the pipe laying had
been completed by the contractors.
“The water project will take a new dimension. It
involves the construction of two million gallons per
day raw water intake and treatment facilities and
laying of 45.6km water rising main along the
Igbokoda-Ugbonla Road,” the commissioner stated.
Akinmade said Mimiko was also expected to inspect
the ongoing rehabilitation and overlay work on the
33.48km Igbokoda-Ugbonla Road.
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