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Tambuwal: Four million residents in danger as Goronyo Dam shrinks

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Tambuwal: Four million residents in danger as Goronyo Dam shrinks

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday urged stakeholders in the state to work together to tackle problem of water shortage at Goronyo Dam, the level of which had shrunk by almost 90 per cent.

The dam had served as the primary source of water for close to four million people in Sokoto and Kebbi states in the North West part of the country. Water from the dam was often used for domestic and irrigation purposes in the two affected states.

Speaking when he led officials on an inspection visit to the dam, Tambuwal said the depletion of the dam’s water level was alarming.

“The reservoir of Goronyo Dam was constructed to hold one billion cubic metres of water but as we’ve seen today, the water in it is just about 100 million cubic metres. “This has resulted in inadequate supply of water to our water board and in effect, we had to resort to rationing water to the people. “Our farmers are also suffering because output from this year’s dry season farming will invariably be affected.”

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