Environment

Oyo Govt. Approves 800 Million Naira For Water Supply

Oyo State Executive Council has approved 800 million naira as counterpart fund to Oyo State Rural and Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, RUWASA. 

The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Adeniyi Farinto, made this known while briefing journalists after the weekly executive council meeting.

Mr Farinto explained that the counterpart contribution was meant to attract a total about 3 billion naira from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to provide for implementation of partnership for expanded water supply, sanitation and hygiene in 20 out of 33 local government areas of the state.

The Executive Council also approved that a bill to repeal Oyo State Fire Services law be sent to the state assembly to replace it with the Oyo State Fire Services Agency law for deliberation and passage into law.

According to the Commissioner for Energy, the decision became necessary due to the incidences of fire outbreak the state recorded in recent times.

He said the agency was to coordinate the activities of fire authorities across the length and breadth of the state.

Iyabo Adebisi

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