According to SaharaReporters, the numerous inhabitants of Kubwa, Giri, Zuba and Durumi territories in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, are right now enduring water shortage.
They are experiencing difficulty getting water supply and are being compelled to manage with grimy water sources.
SaharaReporters saw that while a couple of inhabitants swarm around wells in the influenced networks, numerous others resort to streams, prompting upheaval and uneasiness in the influenced zones.
Inhabitants expressed that Kubwa, which had been celebrating continuous water supply from the FCT Water Board, is additionally partaking in the shortage because of absence of supply from the specialists.
Individuals are seen gathering around barely any water boreholes and wells in the regions as the consequence of the non-accessibility of water from the board.
Kids and ladies leave their homes with a few pails and compartments and are seen in long lines holding back to get from a well or from a running borehole tap.
SaharaReporters discovered that water merchants, also called Mai ruwa, are additionally misusing the chance, with the 10 jerrican wheel truck, selling as higher as N2, 000, at some satellite regions of the town. The truck was somewhere in the range of N300 and N400 at first.
A source from the FCT water board, connected the water interference to a crisis support work, supposed to be continuous at the Usuma Dam water treatment plant, which fills in as the FCT’s water supply source.
“This water shortage circumstance is devastating and anguishing. What is the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello doing about it? The public authority ought to give palliatives like water trucks to the influenced zones, forthcoming when the support would be more than,” an inhabitant deplored.
“A similar circumstance is in Giri and up to Lugbe zones. We don’t have water. Individuals can’t live unreservedly in their homes. The public authority ought to be careful with episodes because of water shortage and the carelessness of the FCT specialists,” another inhabitant of Giri clarified.