World Bank constructs 10 solar boreholes, rehabilitates 170 hand pumps in Yobe



he World Bank has constructed 10 new solar boreholes, rehabilitated 22 solar boreholes and 170 hand pumps across the 17 local government areas of Yobe.

The project coordinator of the World Bank Multi Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP), Alhaji Musa Jidawa,  made this known in a solidarity message on the 2021 World Day celebration in Damaturu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that World Day is an international day celebrated on 22, annually.

is designated to celebrate and raise awareness of the global crisis and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

“In areas where projects had been completed and handed over to communities, such facilities are maximally benefitting both residents and livestock with efficient sources of water, provided in accordance with MCRP’s build back better principle.

“To ensure effective operation and maintenance of WASH facilities, community trainable and interested individuals were identified and trained on Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM).

“To carry out routine maintenance and minor repairs to prevent the water facilities becoming nonfunctional.”, he said.

Jidawa also added that in line with project development objectives, MCRP Yobe provides transitional and livelihood support, peacebuilding, social cohesion interventions, technical support, and of basic .

Other projects according to him include infrastructure for restoration of essential services, reconstructing destroyed public buildings, roads and bridges, of health centres, schools and water facilities across 17 LGAs in Yobe State.

Jidawa also explained that MCRP is implementing various projects in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

He said the project was designed and implemented to significantly contribute in the recovery of the North-East region from the destructive impact of Boko Haram crisis, as part of the broader North-East Recovery and Stability Programme (NERSP).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the objectives of the MCRP are to support the Government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical infrastructure, improve the livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities.

are to strengthen social cohesion in the North East Participating States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

are to provide immediate and effective response to said eligible crisis or emergency.

focuses on transitional support toward stabilisation and self-reliance by increasing and improving the access to basic necessity kits, and restoring immediate access to assets by providing agricultural inputs and livestock for farming families and trading commodities for non-.

are infrastructure and restoration and improvement..(NAN)