The remarkable efforts of Governor Peter Mbah in swiftly ending the water scarcity crisis in Enugu State have earned him accolades from The Centre for Humanity, a non-governmental organization. The governor, who had pledged to restore water to Enugu metropolis within 180 days during his campaign, has not only fulfilled this promise but has done so in record time.
In a statement released on Sunday by the Director of Communications and Public Enlightenment at The Centre for Humanity, Peter Ugwu, the organization applauded the Mbah administration for achieving an abundance of water in just 180 days, a feat that would typically take other serious governments at least four years to accomplish.
The statement highlighted the impact of water scarcity on the well-being of Enugu residents, citing World Bank statistics that reveal the significant lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities for millions of Nigerians. The Centre for Humanity expressed pleasure in aligning itself with Governor Mbah’s success in providing potable water to Enugu city, emphasizing the importance of the recently commissioned 9th Mile 24/7 Water Scheme.
The organization praised the administration for increasing water production capacity from 2 million to 120 million litres daily, describing it as a monumental achievement. However, it urged the governor to address the issues of bursting pipes and deliberate vandalization, which have been causing substantial water losses.
The Centre for Humanity called on Enugu residents to take ownership of the newly established water facilities and protect them from vandals. The organization emphasized the need for stringent legal action against anyone caught sabotaging the water infrastructure, labeling them as enemies of progress.
During the governor’s inspection of reconnected institutions and the commissioning of water galleries, the Senior Prefect of Godfrey Okoye University Secondary School expressed gratitude on behalf of the students, predicting that Enugu would soon rank as the top state in Nigeria under Governor Mbah’s leadership.
Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, described Mbah’s commitment to delivering on promises as a redefinition of governance and a restoration of public confidence in government. The President-General of Nsude Autonomous Community, Engr. Nicholas Eneje, also lauded the governor for revitalizing the 9th Mile water project after 41 years.
In conclusion, the statement emphasized that Governor Mbah had not only fulfilled his promise but had also instilled confidence in the people, turning skepticism into belief in just 180 days.