The newly completed Galma multipurpose dam in Kaduna State would provide jobs for over 1.1 million people living around the area, Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu has said.

The building of the dam started in 2006 and it has reached 100 per cent completion.

The capacity

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Adamu, shortly after inspecting the project, said apart from its irrigation component, the multipurpose dam has a reservoir capacity of about 186 million.

He noted that the dam could also generate 2.2 megawatt of electricity and supply water to 2.2 million people in the surrounding communities up to the ancient city of Zaria.

The Minister commended the level of job carried out on the project. He then charged the company handling it to facilitate the construction of the roads for easy access.