Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said that over N2 billion had been spent to improve access to water in the state within the last three years.
The governor made this known on Tuesday in Benin while speaking at the 10th National Conference on Water with the theme: “Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management.”
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, the governor said that at 4 per cent access to water at inception, the state had moved to over 37 per cent.
He noted that the feat was achieved through the KAMOMI AKETI Accelerated Water Scheme for small towns – reticulated 5km, 100 fetching taps and 100 steel tanks.
He listed others to include the KAMOMI AKETI Rural Water Scheme and the KAMOMI Urban Water Scheme – rehabilitation of small dams.
“The challenges in water, agriculture and health sectors are formidable but they can be surmounted.
“It is my hope that the resolutions that will be reached at the end of this deliberation will be useful towards meeting the challenges inherent in the water supply chain across the country,” he said.