Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has given the state’s Ministry of Water Resources a 48-hour ultimatum to restore public water supply to Abakaliki and its environs.
Mr Uchenna Orji, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly State Executive Council Meeting on Friday in Abakaliki.
Orji said that regular water supply among other issues dominated discussions at the council meeting.
He said that the governor was concerned about the epileptic water supply and vowed to tackle the problems militating against regular and effective supply.
The executives discussed the need for effective water supply and gave a directive that within 48 hours, the ministry must tackle all problems hindering water supply.
“You do know that we have gigantic water schemes at Oferekpe, Ikwo Local Government Area, Ukawu, Onicha Local Government Area. The Ezilo Regional Water Scheme is being renovated and we have one in Ivo ongoing and in Uburu.
“Water is very critical and it is one of those essential social amenities that the government must provide for the people of Ebonyi. All efforts are being made to ensure that water is provided especially to those in the capital city,” Orji said.
According to him, six state governments are working hard to ensure an enhanced regular water supply in Abakaliki and other parts of the state in no distant time.