FG Hails National Lottery Fund’s Rural Water Supply Program

National News

The Federal Government has expressed its satisfaction over progress made by the National Lottery Trust Fund in provision of intervention programme in rural water supply and sanitation in the country.

Mr. Zaphaniah Jisalo, Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, made the commendation during official commissioning of 15 motorised Boreholes at Wunne town in Tarka LGA of Benue State, saying government was impressed with the agency’s performance to deliver good outcome interventions despite the dwindling global economy.

“It gives me great pleasure to be here today at this special occasion of the official commissioning and hand over of selected motorized boreholes in 15 communities in Benue State funded by the National Lottery Trust Fund.

“Permit me to use this medium to also extol the remarkable progress made by National Lottery Trust Fund in the implementation of its approved lottery good cause intervention programme in water and sanitation and other sectors so far across the country” Jisalo said.

He said the intervention would no doubt bring access to clean portable water closer to the beneficiaries, curb the spread of diseases, and improve the health of the benefiting communities.

In his remark, Dr. Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund said that the agency has constructed a total of 15 motorized boreholes in 15 select Communities across Benue State fully funded by the agency.

Maigari re-affirmed the agency’s commitment to continue for the laudable programme until every community in dire need of portable water supply across the six geo-political zones of the country is attended to.

Speaking on behalf of the benefiting communities in Tarka and Gboko local Government Areas of the state, Moses Tarka and Mrs Grace Igbudu, identified portable drinking water as their greatest challenge within the areas.

The duo pointed out that before the construction of the boreholes they usually trekked for two to three kilometres daily in search for water.