Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum has inaugurated two water projects worth two hundred million naira constructed by an indigenous oil firm.
The two facilities are expected to supply water to more than five hundred thousand inhabitants of Goni Damgari and Shehuri north of Maiduguri metropolis.
Goni Damgari and Shehuri north are some of the areas badly hit by the Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri and lacked water for consumption and other domestic use.
The project has a solar panel of 280 watts, a water tank with a capacity of 200,000 litres with reticulation of 2 kilometres within the communities.
Borno state governor Professor Babagana Zulum said provision of water for human and animal consumption remains a major priority of his administration.
The Governor promised to address water scarcity being experienced in parts of the state.
Senator representing southern Borno Ali Ndume and Ambassador Babagana Kingibe who were instrumental to the project commended the oil firm for constructing the multimillion naira water project.
They called on other privileged individuals and well-meaning organisations to extend their support to millions of vulnerable people traumatised by insurgency.
Village Head of Goni Damgari Zanna Bolorima Masu and a resident of the area Aisha Sulieman said the establishment of the water facility will reduce outbreak of epidemic in their community.
The third water project would soon be constructed in Gubio town in northern part of Borno state.