He explained that the state government has already released funds towards tackling the menace, stressing that appropriate measures have been taken to restore water supply to Otukpo and Katsina-Ala as well as Gboko, with the resumption of their water works to tackle the acute water scarcity in these areas.
He also maintained that soonest they would start pumping water to those in the capital city and beyond, adding that substantial funds have been released to resolve the inadequacy of water shortage in the state.
The commissioner also added that the N14 billion contract awarded for the reticulation to pave the way for suppliers of water throughout the state has also been beaten down through tender arrangement to N10 billion.
Engr. Wende emphasized that the contract for service maintenance and water supply to designated areas in the three senatorial districts of Benue State, inherited from the former administration at the cost of N1.9 billion has also been slashed down to N1.3 billion out of which N300 million has already been mobilised to the contractors and they have since resumed water supply to consumers at appropriate areas in the state.