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Osun Water Corporation GM Laments Paucity of Funds



The General Manager, Osun State Water Corporation, Engr Gbenga
Owojuyigbe, has attributed  inadequate supply of water by the corporation to paucity of funds.

Owojuyigbe stated this during a chat with our correspondent in Osogbo,
Osun state capital, yesterday.

According to the water corporation boss, some of the proposal
submitted for the upgrading of pipelines to the tune of about
N2.4billion were not attended to by the government due to paucity of
funds in the state.

He explained further that the ongoing road projects embarked upon by
Governor Rauf Aregbesola has also affected water supply in some areas
of the state.

“It is true that some communities are not getting water because of the
ongoing construction of roads in the state. I want to tell you that we
have provided ‘Wet-duct’ to serve as alternative for people in the
affected areas.

“With the available wet-duct provided along the roads, people can
connect their pipe and get water to their houses. We did it on each
side because we don’t want pipeline to cross the road”.

He also debunked allegation that some communities did not have access
to water in the last four months, saying “we have challenges in some
communities about a month ago and we are making serious efforts to
settle it.

Owojuyigbe, also blamed inadequate supply of water on the refusal of
some consumers to pay for the services they enjoyed from water

“We equally want to appeal to our consumers to pay their water bills
because government can not do everything. If government is trying to
let us live comfortably, we should also support government to succeed.

” Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s led administration in the state is making
frantic efforts to avert water born diseases through adequate
provision of water supply to the entire people of the state”,
Owojuyigbe added.

He however promised to put more effort towards ensuring adequate
supply of water to all houses in the state.

The General Manager called on the people to ensure cordial
relationship with the corporation with a view to work together for the
success of the present administration.

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