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My Motion on Kagara Dam is for all Nigerians – Senator Sani Muhammed

My Motion on Kagara Dam is for all Nigerians – Senator Sani Muhammed


By Haruna Salami


Senator Sani Muhammed Musa, representing Niger east in the Red chamber of the National Assembly has explained that his motion calling for the completion of Kagara Dam in his state was targeted at all other similar abandoned projects scattered all over Nigeria.

Senator Musa made the clarification in an interview with journalists at the National Assembly, Abuja yesterday after the Senate plenary.

He said his colleagues overwhelmingly supported his motion because they shared his sentiments on the wasteful abandonment of projects that would ordinarily impact on the wellbeing of Nigerians if completed on schedule.

“The kind of support my colleagues gave the motion today is very good, not because I moved the motion, but because of the importance of such projects which are spread all over the country. So many places have similar projects that have been conceived many years back, but have all gone moribund.

“The essence of this motion is not only to see to the completion of Kagara water project, but also to call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to, as a matter of urgency take stock of all such projects that so much millions of naira has been expended and they are just lying waste.

He regretted that 27 years after the Dam which has the capacity of 100milion gallons of water per day has remained a pipe dream despite the huge millions already expended on the project.

Senator Musa said that Nigeria can only overcome food security if such projects like Kagara water project which would boost food production in the country is made to function.

He reminded Nigerians that the country cannot continue to remain the way the country is currently being run where the sinking of boreholes have become the order of the day. He therefore called on the federal government to create an agency whose sole responsibility will be to monitor the execution of all government projects.

“This is the 21st century. Nigeria has to move like other developed countries. We cannot continue to remain the way we are. Boreholes are outdated. So, we should move like others. We have all the required resources – the land mass, the population and other endowment,” Senator Musa said.

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