Masari upgrades Mashigi Dam to boost irrigation farming in Katsina

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A cross-section of the Mashigi Dam in Katsina.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has assured people of Malumfashi and Ƙanƙara Local Government Areas of the state of adequate and portable drinking water supply to boost irrigation farming.

The governor made the assurance on Wednesday at Mashigi Dam Site in Malumfashi Local Government Area, after he inspected the completed rehabilitation project at the dam, a project out to generate roughly 9 to 10 million cubic meters per day. The project is one of the rehabilitation projects awarded by the governor since 2016.

The state government is also looking at the possibility of acquiring additional water treatment plant that will double the capacity of the existing water volume.

“We are studying two things, one we increase the supply in Malumfashi LGA and see the possibility where we take the water to Ƙankara or Ƙankara can be sourced from another sources and we believe that before the end of 2021 work will start,” Masari said.

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