The Kwara State Government, has announced a heavy damage to fittings from Asa Dam which is expected to cause water scarcity within Ilorin metropolis in the weeks ahead.
The State Government, in a terse statement which was signed by Wahab Femi Agbaje, the State’s Commissioner for Water Resources, enjoined residents to be calm while the scarcity last.
“This is to inform members of the public that the main pipe conveying water to the Eastern Reservoir and Oke Ose (both in Ilorin metropolis) has been dislocated owing to the impacts on it by some trees felled by torrential rains in the capital city. This pipe is connected to the Asa Dam Waterworks,” the statement added.
“The place where this occurred is currently inaccessible owing to the volume of water at this time of constant rainfall. Water authorities are eager to fix this massive pipe once the water level recedes in the coming week(s).
“This development means that we are unable to supply water to the Eastern Reservoir and Oke Ose axis of the metropolis. This regrettably means there will be temporary lack of public water supply to the following areas: Zango, Taiwo Oke & Isale new line, head office new line, Kwara Hotel, Balogun Fulani new line, emir road new line, opomalu new line, forestry road GRA, plantation road GRA, Onikanga road GRA, Amuro crescent, Jani close GRA, AbdulRazaq road GRA, Abdulkadir road GRA, Iyeru Okin street, Awolowo road, CBN quarters road, pipe line road, olododo Street off pipe line road, Ola olu area, Winner Express, Gbenle printing press, station road, ITC, Gaa Imam, New Yidi road, Sakama road new line, Gbodofu old line, Flower Garden, Shoprite, Offa garage, and Alegbede area.
“The government sincerely regrets the inconveniences this may cause our people and appeals for public understanding while the Ministry of Water Resources quickly fixes the dislocated pipe as soon as possible.”
The Statement from the State Government was however concluded without any plan to assuage the difficulties that will be experienced by Kwarans in the months ahead.