REVEALED: 23 years after, Osara Dam abandoned despite N10bn investment

REVEALED: 23 years after, Osara Dam abandoned despite N10bn investment

Against this backdrop, the Senate has mandated its Committee on Water Resources to liaise with the ministry over the completion of the dam, which it said was the largest source of water in the state with the Ekuku Dam as the second largest. Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a motion by Senator Ahmed Ogembe, PDP, Kogi Central and entitled, “Urgent call for the speedy resuscitation of the Osara / Ekuku Dams in Kogi Central Senatorial District.” Presenting the motion, Senator Ogembe told the Senate that the Osara Dam was first conceived in 1995 under the Ibrahim Babangida administration as part of the country’s public irrigation sector schemes, adding that it was meant to provide water for irrigated crop production and drinking.

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