Water they say is life, that is a popular saying everywhere you go, rich or poor, you need water. Making water available to citizens is moral, religious and constitutional reasonability of any government, State or Federal.

It is therefore ridiculous and unbelievable, that despite the location of River Niger and Benue in Lokoja the state Headquarters, water has become an issue.

A government that fails to provide water for its citizens cannot prove to have provided adequate welfare for the people that brought them into power.

Since the flood that ravaged Kogi State and Lokoja in particular in 2022, which is more than three months now. The people of Lokoja have not enjoyed water, which is one of the basic responsibility of any government at all level. This is despite the Billions used to establish the current water facility by the previous government.

The current government has failed to extend the water to various communities and could not even maintain it and make it available to the people that brought it into power.

No Single senatorial district can boost of water provided by Kogi State Government and yet we suffer yearly flood.

We call for the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Water Resources in Kogi State, as he has failed in the basic responsibility to make water available to the people of Kogi State.

Water is everywhere in Lokoja, and there is none to drink as people suffer daily looking for water to drink, as the government put in place failed to provide water for them.

We wonder how much it will take to maintain the water facility that we have and make it available for people?


Idris Miliki Abdul
Executive Director,
Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR),
Lokoja, Kogi State.


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