Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule has imposed a state of emergency on water supply in the state.
Sule made this known while inaugurating the committee set up by the state government on water supply in Lafia.
He said providing potable water was one of the priorities of his administration.
Sule said, “During my campaign and in my inaugural speech, I promised to make water available to the people of Nasarawa State. Our people face untold hardship in search of water and we want an uninterrupted water supply.”
The governor said he had discussed the way forward with ministries, departments and agencies after he was sworn in.
The Chairman of committee, Abdulkarim Kana, a former Commissioner of Water Resources, said, “It’s time for action, no more time for talking and this team wants to put the state on the right path, as water is fundamental to human survival.”
Members of the committee are Idris Mohammed, Sani Salihu, Yakubu Adam, Simon Ibi, Umar Ago and Ezekiel Audu. The committee has two months to submit its report.