Ekiti State Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Prof Mobolaji Aluko has assured Ekiti people of access to improved and sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Prof. Aluko gave the assurance in Ado-Ekiti while receiving a Federal Program Implementation Unit team on a technical support mission to the state.

He said the state government was already tackling the issue of erratic supply of electricity to the state, which he described as a major factor in ensuring satisfactory provision of water.

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He noted that electricity is a key determinant of the success or failure of efforts to provide potable water to the people.

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In his remarks, the National Program Coordinator, Abdulhameed Gwaram explained that the purpose of their visit was to address the critical risks and issues that may hinder efficiency and performance.

He advised implementing agencies to seek assistance from the Federal Program Implementation Unit (FPIU) and State Program Implementation Unit (SPIU), whenever the need arises.

He emphasized the importance attached to the end result, number of beneficiaries and the procedures that the Independent Verification Agency would follow for clearing and disbursement, stressing the need for Implementing Agencies to do proper documentation of every activity carried out under the program.

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