Jalingo — Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and its partners have constructed and commissioned a water borehole with treatment plant at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital, Jalingo.
While commissioning the project, the Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku who was represented by the State Commissioner of Health Dr. Innocent Vakkai commended the donors and described the Specialist Hospital Jalingo as the biggest health facility in the State taking care of the health needs of the people.
He said with sixty percent of infectious diseases resulting from waterborne ailments, the water project will help in controlling disease at the hospital.
Also speaking, Mr. Suleiman Abubakar, Total Nigeria Plc’s Retail Sales Executive, Yola Zone, who represented Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, said the project is in furtherance of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of Deepwater Operation.
He said Total is committed to executing support projects across the country, pointing out that in 2017 a total of 33 projects were constructed covering education, Health, capacity building and access to water.
A total of 51 projects were also launched between 2018 and 2019 which are under construction.
This particular project was designed to mitigate gaps in provision of quality water at this critical time.
Appreciating the gesture, the Medical director of the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Alex Mai- Angwa said the water project will not only support the hospital but also the immediate community.
The borehole has a built Solar Power Plant with a 10 kVA inverter and three channels of water filters as well as tanks for storage of water among other state of the act equipment