Residents of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, are facing difficulties getting water, following damage to a major pipeline supplying Tank A at Ganaja junction.

A statement by the Kogi Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday in Lokoja said the damage was on the pipeline from the Greater Lokoja Water Works connecting Tank A at the Ganaja junction.

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The statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry Usman Musa, noted that the damage was caused by the construction work at the Ganaja flyover.

“This is to inform the general public that the major pipeline supplying water to Tank A at Ganaja junction from Greater Lokoja Water Works has been badly damaged by TEC Engineering Ltd.
“In view of this, water supply to Lokoja metropolis will be disrupted until the damaged pipeline is fixed.

“However, work on the repair is being expedited to ensure steady supply of potable water within the shortest possible period,” Musa said.

The ministry called on residents to be patient while the government resolves the problem.