By Magnus Emuji
In line with its determination to ensure effective water supply in the state and with a view to cushioning the effects of ravaging COVID -19 pandemic, the Delta State Urban Water Corporation has intensified its efforts to ensure that Deltans and residents have uninterrupted access to water .
Speaking to newsmen shortly after inspecting the supply of water tankers at Ubulu-Unor community, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Owa-Ekei, Owa-Oyibu and Agbor-Obi both in Ika North East and Ika South Local Government Aras respectively , the General Manager of the Corporation, Engr. Nosa Okoh said that the corporation under his watch would live up to its expectations in the state.
Engr. Okoh ,who stated that the Okowa administration was irrevocably committed to ensuring that water being one of the critical basic necessities of life was made available at all times, adding that the corporation would continue to put measures in place to enable it achieve its objectives..
The Delta State Urban Water Corporation General Manager , accompanied by the Chairman, Delta State Water Regulatory Committee, Engr. Henry Idama and other officials of the corporation, however, advised Deltans to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures against coronavirus, just as he urged them to always wash their hands properly with soap, observe social distancing and avoid hand shake.
Engr. Okoh , who also visited Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state maintained that though, the effects of the lockdown was already biting hard on every individual not only in the state, Nigeria but the world at large it was imperative to do so for the overall safety of the people of the state in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 .
While calling on Deltans and residents in the state not to undermine government’s directive to sit at home, Engr. Okoh enjoined expressed the hope that the disease would soon be a thing of the past even as he maintained that maintenance services for water distribution was carried out around Cable Point , Asaba.
In his remarks,, Chairman , Delta State Water Regulatory Committee, Engr. Henry Idama said that the committee would ensure that quality of service delivery was not compromised.