Kaduna Refinery Official says company loses 70m litres of water daily

Malami said that members of various communities had in the last 10 years, illegally sourced for water for domestic use from the company's plant.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Alhaji Shehu Malami play

Alhaji Shehu Malami

(thetidenewsonline)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) on Sunday said that the company was losing about 70 million litres of water daily due to illegal tapping by communities.

Alhaji Shehu Malami, Executive Director, Operations of KRPC disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the side line of the Energy Correspondents' Workshop in Kano.

Malami said that members of various communities had in the last 10 years, illegally sourced for water for domestic use from the company`s plant.

He explained that the company had raised the issue with the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, when he was Governor of the state, but no action was taken to address the problem.

``Management is reaching out to Kaduna State Government to address the issue appropriately and effectively.

``The only way to tackle this problem is for the state government to construct bole-holes for the communities.

``On our own, we have also provided many bore-holes to the communities but the tapping still goes on unhindered.

``We are appealing to the government to provide a lasting solution to those communities to end these illegal activities.

``It is not fair and it is affecting the company negatively; government should look into this problem because it is disturbing the company`s activities,’’ he said.

He, however, urged the government to prioritise extending public water scheme to those communities living around the location of the company. 

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.