Yobe state government, through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-programme, called for bids worth NGN 203 million ($563,888) for the drilling of 11 solar-powered and 74 hand-pumped boreholes in schools and markets across eight LGAs in the state.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-programme in Yobe State and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of the loan to eligible payments under the contract for the procurement of works: drilling of eleven (11) numbers of Solar Powered Boreholes and seventy four (74) numbers of Hand Pump Boreholes in rural communities of Yobe State.
– Drilling and installation of 11 numbers of Solar Powered Boreholes Bursari, Nangere and Damaturu.
– Drilling and installation of 40 numbers of Hand Pump boreholes in communities of Gulam, Karasuwa and Geldam LGAs
– Drilling and installation of 34 numbers of Hand Pump boreholes in communities of Nangere and Potiskum LGAs.
To effectively track the drilling and installation of 11 solar powered boreholes and 74 hand pumped boreholes in markets and schools across 7 LGAs in Yobe state, we sent a Freedom of Information request to Yobe State RUWASSA to get project details.
Yobe state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) responded to our FOI asking us to redirect our query to AFDB-RWSSP state implementing unit.