Former governor and incumbent Senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, and Chairman Senate Commitee on Defence, Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has supplied tankers of water to sokoto residents amidst water scarcity ravaging some parts of the state Metropolis and it’s environs.
The Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity to the Senator, Bashir Rabe Mani, who disclosed this in a statement, said Wamakko took this initiative to salvage residents that are suffering from water supply for domestic and other commercial purposes.
It was observed that the residents had lamented in recent times and have tendered their requests to the state government, which haven’t yielded any positive result. It was however greeted with pleasure when it was made public that the serving senator will provide a form of respite to the communities affected.
Some residents commented that the routine gesture of Wamakko has greatly alleviated the suffering of the residents who were being affected by the dearth of adequate potable water.
Commenting on the exercise, the Chairman of the Water Distribution Committee, Alhaji Anas Dan Nayaba said that they had already visited Rijiyar Dorowa, Unguwar Mallamai, Unguwar Rogo, Gidan Tarihi and Siriddawa , among several other areas in the metropolis.
While lamenting the dearth of water from the public water supply sources, Dan Nayaba averred that, the gesture would be sustained as directed by Senator Wamakko.
The exercise is said to reach all the nooks and crannies of all the areas that are facing the acute scarcity of water.
It is gathered that there has been accute water scarcity in some parts of sokoto metropolis, particularly in areas such as Mabera, Tudun Wada, Bazza, Runjin Sambo amongst others.
It was also learnt that in some areas, a Jerrican of water costs between N80 and N100, not many can afford.