The Adamawa State Commissioner for Waterr Resources and other dignatories were embarrassed on Friday at the venue of the inauguration of a water project in Palma village in Madagali Local Government of the State. After all ceremonies had been performed the borehole refused to pump water.
The Commissioner, Mr Julius Kadala, who represented the state governor at the occasion, was shocked as water failed to flow in spite of serious labor by him to pump the device.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other dignitaries, including members of the state House of Assembly and traditional rulers, also looked visibly embarrassed by the incident.
NAN reports that the water project was initiated and sponsored by United States based non- governmental organization ” Zumunta Association, Washington DC chapter” for Pallam community, which is among areas recovered from Boko Haram insurgents.
” This is embarrassing and unfortunate; I want to draw the attention of Zumunta Association that this borehole it donated is not functional,” Kadala said.
He directed that the contractor that handled the project, be invited to tackle the problem.
Also speaking, Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, expressed displeasure, adding that if the council had been involved in the project, it would have ensured that the right thing was done.
” If we have been informed from the beginning of the project , we could have monitored the work to its logical conclusion.” Muhammed said.
He however thanked the NGO for its good intention of identifying with the plight of the community that was trying to pick up after the insurgency.
Responding on behalf of the organization , Mr. Hazial Haniel , the supervisor of the project, said that he was not ruling out the possibility of act of sabotage.
” I am highly surprised about this development as this morning before your arrival, I took bath with water from the pump,” Haniel said.