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The Ekiti State Government, via the Ekiti State Water and Sewerage Company (ESWC), has started replacing 512 meters of 110mm diameter ductile iron pipeline that had previously been removed along Midas, Iworoko Road in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Ekiti News reports that this initiative is part of the efforts to achieve the key objectives of the Sustainable Urban Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (SURWASH) program

Prof Mobolaji Aluko, the State Commissioner for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU), disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti.

The Commissioner explained that replacing these pipes became necessary after the original pipeline was excavated during the reconstruction of a section of the Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki Road in October 2022, cutting off public water supply to the adjoining communities.

Prof. Aluko noted that the new pipeline will restore water access to approximately 6,000 residents in the area who have been without it for several years.

The Commissioner emphasized that this development will promote a healthier lifestyle and enhance overall well-being, as the availability of water supply will improve sanitation and hygiene.

The Managing Director of Ekiti Water and Sewerage Company, Mr Wole Afolabi, earlier in his remarks pleaded and solicited the support of the beneficiaries that may be affected while the civil work is on going adding that it will only take few weeks for the work to be completed.

He listed benefitting communities to include: Ifelere, Ilokun, Midas, Ifesowapo, Delinks, Jokotayo, Boluwaduro, Adehun Car Wash areas of Ado-Ekiti.

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