In a bid to provide portable water to the people of Oyo State, Oyo state government has given approval for the procurement of 1,194 tons of Aluminum Sulphate at the cost of N399,990,000.
The government in same vein approved the set up of mini-grid schemes for rural communities in the state to provide electric city supply to the rural areas.
This is line with the rural and urban development agenda of the Governor ‘Seyi Makinde administration.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the approvals for the procurement of the 1,194 tons of chemical called Aluminum Sulphate, at the cost of N399,990,000, and the implementation of mini-grid schemes were part of the resolutions reached at the 6th Executive Council Meeting of 2021, held on Tuesday.
The statement followed a press briefing addressed by the Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, and his counterpart in the Ministry Energy and Mineral Resources, Barr. Temilolu Ashamu, held at the Press Centre of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Olatubosun, while speaking on the decisions taken, said that the approval for the procurement of the chemical was in line with the government’s vision to provide proper water treatment that will produce good drinking water for the citizens of the state and meet up with the Nigerian standard for water quality.
He said that the chemical will be distributed to all the branches of the Water Corporation in the state so as to be able to give potable water to people in the state.
He said: “We are here to brief you on the outcome of the 6th State Executive Council meeting of 2021. We deliberated and approved the procurement of the Aluminum Sulphate water treatment chemical, which will be used for proper water treatment to produce good drinking water and meet up with the Nigerian standard for water quality.
“For some time, the Water Corporation could not give water to the generality of our people and they presented a brief to the State Exco that they needed to procure the chemical. The quantity that the Council agreed to procure is 1,194 tonnes of Aluminum Sulphate at the rate of 335,000 per tonne, which will give us N399,990,000
“This will be distributed to all the branches of the Water Corporation in the state so that they will continue to give potable water to the people.
“This has confirmed that the Governor ‘Seyi Makinde led-administration is very passionate about the welfare of the people of the state.”