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Residents Cry Out As Water Scarcity Hits Yobe State

Residents in some parts of Damaturu metropolis and elsewhere around Yobe state are faced with water scarcity, as a result of the instability of power supply.

According to reports, most of the public boreholes are connected to the national grid to generate and pump water to the users, but the fluctuating power supply has been a barrier.

The most affected areas within the state capital are Alimarami, Ajari, Pawari, Shagari low-cost, Nayinawa, Pompomari and Arikime area in Potiskum town.

A resident of Alimarami Ameera, Abdullah said, “there is water shortage at Alimarami and some parts of Shagari new extension, a cart of 12 jerry cans of water fetched from commercial boreholes now costs N250 to N300”.

A resident at Arikime area in Potiskum town, Abdullahi Haruna, also confirmed to newsmen that the community is facing acute water shortage.

Reports also said that residents, who cannot afford the price have to walk a distance to source for the water for their domestic purposes.

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In a normal situation, the whole cart of water is sold N100 to N150 defending on the location where the hawkers’ source for the water.

Meanwhile, the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) earlier claimed the restoration of supply on 121.9 MW from the national grid. For more information about the restoration visit,

The residents, however, urged the government to carry out necessary actions in curbing the water crisis.



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