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Water Scarcity Hits Abuja, 25-Ltr Cost N250

Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore has bared his mind on the water scarcity that hits the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

Sowore, a former Presidential Candidate, reacted to the development by referring to one of the songs of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti titled the Original Sufferhead.

“Plenty plenty water for Africa Na so-so water in Africa Water underground, water in the air Na so-so water in Africa Water for man to drink nko** O **(so what) (CHORUS) E-NO DEY E-no dey e dey (CHORUS) E-NO DEY Water for town (CHORUS) E-NO DEY,” Sowore tweeted.

Everyevery.ng gathered that residents of some FCT communities resorted to fetching water from the streams and rivers due to water scarcity that caused a 25-litre keg of water to be sold for 250 Naira.

Water Scarcity Hits Abuja

The affected communities are Kubwa, Bwari, Dede, Dutse, Kaigini, where residents have to choose between patronising water hawkers at 250 Naira per keg or join long queues at public boreholes.

Water Scarcity Hits Abuja
Water Scarcity Hits Abuja

Meanwhile, the FCT Water Board had earlier appealed to residents to persevere pending repair and maintenance work on the Usama Dam Treatment Plant.

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