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Farmers appeal to Gov. Masari to dredge Mashigi Dam


Malumfashi (Katsina State) – Farmers in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State have appealed to Gov. Aminu Masari to include the dredging of Mashigi dam in Malumfashi supply project.

The leader of the farmers, Alhaji Abdulaziz Bafullatani-Mashigi, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Malumfashi on Tuesday.

He commended Masari for awarding the N142 million Malumfashi township water supply project, adding that the project would ease water scarcity problems and create jobs for the people.

He said water scarcity had increased household expenses in the area and forced the people to resort to the use of untreated water for domestic needs.

Bafullatani-Mashigi said the dredging of Mashigi Dam would engage no fewer than 2, 000 farmers and provide drinking water for numerous animals which grazed around the dam site.

He noted that the dam’s water storage had drastically reduced to less than one quarter its original size with the remaining area filled with sand.

“The situation might affect water supply to the system as it hinders irrigation and grazing activities, “ Bafullatani-Mashigi said.
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He listed communities that would benefit from the project as Mashigi, Tashar Ali, Unguwar Baba, Unguwar Maigari, Adada, Rumawa, Kallawar Fulani Musa, Gidan Maidanni, Dirkawa and Maikawo.

Meanwhile, a resident of the area, Malam Babanyara Mailikelike, has commended the governor for embarking on the project.

He said that the restoration of tap water would ease the hardship of the people and improve their living condition.

Mailikelike said the project would rejuvenate irrigation farming and increase commercial businesses in the area. (NAN)

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