Water scarcity persists in Hadejia due to power shortage




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HADEJIA (JIGAWA) – of Hadejia in Jigawa and environs have continued to witness acute water shortage occasioned by outage in the area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports residents relied on water vendors popularly called “Yan-Garuwa’’ for supply.

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NAN reports that 20 litres jerry can of water is now selling for N20 as against N10 in the past.

Yaro Hamisu, a water vendor, said he makes N600 from the sale of water as against N200 in the previous weeks.

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He said he sourced water from available hand pumps and open wells in the area.

A resident, Alhaji Musa Muhammad, decried the scarcity of water supply in the area and urged relevant agencies to come to the aid of the people.

Muhammad said households now depended on unreliable sources and water vendors despite its impurity.

He called on the government and the Hadejia Local Government council to adopt practical measures to end water scarcity in the area. (NAN)