Residents of the city of Kano have voiced out their woes yet again over their deteriorating state of affairs in regard to the water scarcity state’s metropolitan regions. This extreme water scarcity has lasted for months now and so far, there is no end in sight.
According to an analysis conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this issue affects inhabitants of the state’s eight urban local government areas.
Dala, Fagge, Gwale, Kano Municipal, Kumbotso, Tarauni, Nassarawa, and Ungogo are among the affected municipalities. Residents in affected regions rely primarily on the state water board, boreholes created by the state and benefactors, and water sellers to obtain water for daily use.
Water scarcity has been a big concern in Kano for decades, according to Malam Muhammad Abdullahi, a native of Fagge.
“It is quite sad that inhabitants in Kano metropolitan regions have been facing water scarcity up to this point.”
“It is past time for authorities to address the issue head-on, because it has put many people in even more suffering, particularly during this Ramadan fasting,” he said.
On the other hand, the study revealed that water suppliers are doing well as a result of the scenario.
A 25-litre jerrycan of water, which once cost N30, now costs between N80 and N150, depending on where you live.
NAN also noted that certain charities were supplementing the state government’s efforts by deploying water tankers to various regions to provide water to inhabitants.