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Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by SamuelOamen: 2:33pm On Mar 04
Residents of Enugu, the Enugu State capital, are facing acute water scarcity.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the situation in Enugu on Thursday, reported that the worst hit were residents of Independence Layout, Community Layout in Transekulu, Achara Layout and Emene.

Some of the residents told NAN that they had not had water since the New Year, adding that they had been at the mercy of water vendors.

Pat Chukwuma, who lives at Independence Layout, told NAN she has been buying water from vendors since she moved into the layout nine years ago.

“Ever since I moved into this area, we only had tap water twice in 2014 but from then till now, I buy water from vendors at a very costly amount, between N18,000 and N20,000.

“Again, we cannot do borehole due to the topography of Enugu which is covered by coal,”
she said.

Eucharia Ukwu, who lives at the Community Layout, Transekulu, said they were not even reticulated since the area was created, adding that she relied on well water and water from vendors.

“In fact, the situation is worrisome and we are appealing to the state government to address the problem urgently,” she said.

The situation is similar in Emene and Achara layout, as residents also buy water in gallons from wells and vendors.

Chima Agu, a restaurant operator in Emene, and Jonas Okereke, in Achara layout, said they bought 25-litre gallon of water at N70 as against between N30 and N50 they purchased in January.

Mr Agu attributed the situation to the dry season as many wells had dried up due to the harmattan.

Meanwhile, Dubem Onyia, the special adviser to the Enugu State governor on Water Resources, said the government was confronting the water challenges in the state.

Mr Onyia disclosed this in Enugu on Thursday in a statement.

He assured the residents that the issue of inadequate water supply, one of the key challenges Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration inherited, would soon be history.

The governor’s aide said the present administration was doing a lot with the “lean” resources at its disposal to address the issue of water in Enugu metropolis.

He noted that some areas in Enugu metropolis, such as Iva Valley, GRA, New Haven, Ogui, Asata, Uwani, some parts of Achara Layout, Abakpa Nike, Trans Ekulu, and Thinkers Corner, enjoyed potable water supply.

Mr Onyia assured residents in other areas that they would soon enjoy adequate potable water supply.

He disclosed that the state government had commenced comprehensive rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Crash Programme, with solar powered boreholes.

The governor’s aide said the upgrade of the 9th mile Crash Programme would ensure adequate supply of potable water from Oji River, Ajali and Iva Water schemes.

Mr Onyia revealed that a N600 million contract was recently awarded to FordMarx Nigeria Limited for the rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Crash Programme.

The company had mobilised to site, he said.

Mr Onyia said the water project, which will be solar-powered to address the peculiar challenges of power failure, would boost the volume of water being reticulated from the water schemes to Enugu metropolis.

The state government had commenced the bid opening and evaluation meeting for new Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis, according to the governor’s aide.

He said the state government had committed funds to the actualisation of the Federal Government Adada Dam Water Project in Nsukka.

(NAN)

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-east/446826-enugu-residents-face-acute-water-scarcity.html

Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by BigBrowser: 2:35pm On Mar 04
Chai. Even water we can't boast of in this country.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by 35824L: 2:38pm On Mar 04
Developers who developed Lagos and Abuja can't give themselves water. Bia frauds.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Arewa1stSon: 2:51pm On Mar 04
shocked
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Gbagura: 2:52pm On Mar 04
Everything about southeast get k-leg.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by BlowYourMind: 2:52pm On Mar 04
what happened in the land of every one is a billionaire

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by SpecialAdviser(m): 2:53pm On Mar 04
Op is something wrong with you?

You showed two old pictures and tagged it most part of Enugu.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Spending123(m): 3:27pm On Mar 04
Even water kwa? chai Buhari has destroyed this country beyond repair!! What Buhari cannot destroy does not exist.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Miracle1991: 3:31pm On Mar 04
Water,good roads, good governance is not their problem, their problem is Tinubu and buhari.
Just imagine this thread is about the north or south west, it would have reached 99pages by now.
Nyamiri will always be inyamiri.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by dollytino4real(f): 3:48pm On Mar 04
water no dey dat woman still wear white! is it north dat still give dem water or why the scarcity

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 3:52pm On Mar 04
During my service year, I camped in Enugu. Awgu camp built on ojukwu bunkers.

Enugu generally have water issues and it is more pronounced during the dry seasons.

Water business is a very big business over there.

But it is surprising that Igbo people avoided this thread. It is nothing to be ashamed of. The topography of Enugu made such draught possible and I think coals contaminated a lot of their water.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 4:00pm On Mar 04
Most of their water problems can be mitigated if their state govt can invest in water project at local govt level.

But these people are less concerned about governance at their place. They are more focused on what happens in the Yoruba land and whatnot.

Add Tinubu or Lagos to this thread and watch it reach 100pages within 1hr.

Misplaced priorities.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 4:06pm On Mar 04
SpecialAdviser:
Op is something wrong with you?

You showed two old pictures and tagged it most part of Enugu.
Op is not lying tho. I have a first hand experience. Enugu lacks water. Water business is a very big business there. U will always see water tankers running around like food trucks.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by merieam16(f): 4:50pm On Mar 04
This was me in texas last month....i suffer eeh cheesy

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 5:20pm On Mar 04
yorubarere:
During my service year, I camped in Enugu. Awgu camp built on ojukwu bunkers.

Enugu generally have water issues and it is more pronounced during the dry seasons.

Water business is a very big business over there.

But it is surprising that Igbo people avoided this thread. It is nothing to be ashamed of. The topography of Enugu made such draught possible and I think coals contaminated a lot of their water.

When were you there, bro?
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 5:35pm On Mar 04
RoyalUc:


When were you there, bro?
I think Jan 2018

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Beremx(f): 5:39pm On Mar 04
The last time I witnessed water scarcity was during my teenage years in early 90s. I can't believe Enugu doesn't have water. What happened to boreholes?

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 5:46pm On Mar 04
yorubarere:

I think Jan 2018

Ok.
Hope you had fun while in the camp? I didn't myself

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 5:48pm On Mar 04
Beremx:
The last time I witnessed water scarcity was during my teenage years in early 90s. I can't believe Enugu doesn't have water. What happened to boreholes?

You will rarely find boreholes in Enugu.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 5:50pm On Mar 04
RoyalUc:


Ok.
Hope you had fun while in the camp? I didn't myself
I had moderate fun. Why didn't u?
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by Racoon(m): 5:51pm On Mar 04
This is so disgraceful and unacceptable.What is Gov.Ugwuanyi doing as regards this perennial problem in 042?

Imagine an urban city of Enugu status being portrayed in this light.Former governor Sullivan Chime really tried for the state more than what Ugwuanyi is doing @ present. So the sitting governor should better wake up.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 5:52pm On Mar 04
Beremx:
The last time I witnessed water scarcity was during my teenage years in early 90s. I can't believe Enugu doesn't have water. What happened to boreholes?
May be due to their water table. But it can still be done if their govt is serious.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 5:56pm On Mar 04
yorubarere:

I had moderate fun. Why didn't u?

My brother, It's complicated.

Complex problem, I guess.
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 6:08pm On Mar 04
RoyalUc:


My brother, It's complicated.

Complex problem, I guess.
Sorry

When u deh there sef?

I relocated out of the place cos I can't deal with lack of water and electricity.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 6:21pm On Mar 04
yorubarere:

Sorry

When u deh there sef?

I relocated out of the place cos I can't deal with lack of water and electricity.

It was not too easy coping with water problem. We used to buy water, even rain water, for 20 - 50 per 25ltrs can depending on the availability/scarcity of water. That was 2011/2012.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 6:27pm On Mar 04
RoyalUc:


It was not too easy coping with water problem. We used to buy water, even rain water, for 20 - 50 per 25ltrs can depending on the availability/scarcity of water. That was 2011/2012.

You try o... When water deh waste for where I relocated to.

You na agba o. That is almost 10yrs ago. How is life sir?
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by RoyalUc(m): 6:30pm On Mar 04
yorubarere:


You try o... When water deh waste for where I relocated to.

You na agba o. That is almost 10yrs ago. How is life sir?

grin

My brother, we still dey look for road o.
If you don see road, show us here o

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by SegFault: 6:35pm On Mar 04
SpecialAdviser:
Op is something wrong with you?

You showed two old pictures and tagged it most part of Enugu.
Oboi, na true oh. Dem never give us water for like 3 weeks now, water for well done dry finish self.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by SegFault: 6:37pm On Mar 04
Beremx:
The last time I witnessed water scarcity was during my teenage years in early 90s. I can't believe Enugu doesn't have water. What happened to boreholes?
I don't know self, maybe it's because the state has a huge amount of poor people or something.

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Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by yorubarere: 7:04pm On Mar 04
RoyalUc:


grin

My brother, we still dey look for road o.
If you don see road, show us here o
Naija factor. If person fam no be elite for this country, e deh hard to move. Las Las, things go pure. I hail u bros
Re: Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State (Photos) by jimyjames(m): 8:05pm On Mar 04
Beremx:
The last time I witnessed water scarcity was during my teenage years in early 90s. I can't believe Enugu doesn't have water. What happened to boreholes?

coal deposit in Enugu makes it impossible to drill boreholes, you will find black coal dirty water if you drill

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