The Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority says the ongoing construction of an earth dam at Otuo in the Owan-East Local Government Area of Edo state,South-south Nigeria will be completed and by the year 2020.
Mr. Saliu Ahmed, the Managing Director of the Authority said in Auchi, Edo on Wednesday that the project facilitated by Mr. Pally Iriase has been fully funded.
According to him, Iriase, who represented Owan Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives before the expiration of his tenure ensured that the project was fully funded at a cost of N500 million.
“The water scheme project in Otuo will be completed by 2020. All components of the project will be completed, all aspect of the project have been fully funded through the grace of Hon. Pally Iriase,” Ahmed assured.
The managing director said that the construction of the dam is part of the policy thrust of the Nigerian government to provide potable water for rural dwellers and boost agriculture.
He said that the water scheme project, which started in 2017, would serve a population of 300,000 people in Otuo and several other communities in Owan-East and Owan-West local government areas of the state.