Yobe State Government has constructed and donated a solar powered borehole at Gashua prison to address water scarcity in the area.
The project would alleviate shortage of portable water being faced by inmates and the communities around the prison.
Commissioning the project, the Commissioner of Water Resources in the state, Engineer Mohammed Suraj Wakil explained that the state governor, Ibrahim Geidam directed the immediate construction of the borehole after being briefed about the challenge and lack of access to clean and portable drinking water.
The Controller of Prisons Yobe State Command, Alhaji Isa Sabo Kashuri who was represented by the officer in charge of Gashua prison, CSP Abdulhameed B Shehu commended the state government for the gesture and promised to manage the borehole effectively.
Aliyu Umar CPRO
NIgerian Prisons Service
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