Vice President Namadi Sambo on Friday received the progress reports on the Gurara Phase I and Kafin Zaki Dam Project from the Ministries of Power and Water Resources.
This was contained in a statement issued by Malam Umar Sani, the Vice President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicit, in Abuja.
It stated that the vice president expressed satisfaction with the progress of work, and urged for speedy completion of the projects.
“At the briefing session the Project Officer in the Ministry of Water Resources informed the vice president that a total of 309 transmission towers were being constructed and then they are at various stages of completion.
“He stated that the road from the Dam to Kaftari will be completed this year, while the bridge currently under construction will cut across the Gurara River to avoid unnecessary access to the dam,’’ the statement said.
On irrigation, the statement said Sambo was informed that they were employing five types of irrigation methods that included irrigation by gravity, irrigation with fixed sprinklers, drip irrigation, mobile irrigation with sprinkler and pivot irrigation system.
It stated that the projects were categorised in lots A & B and that both lots were at 97 per cent and 98 per cent completion stage, and promised that the project would be completed soon.
On the graduate farmers’ irrigation school scheme, he said that substantial progress had been attained in that regard.
The statement said those at the meeting, included the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, God knows Igali, and other top government officials. (NAN)