Cross River State have resorted to the use sachet water to take their
bath following the acute water scarcity that has hit the metropolis.
Calabar Municipality axis of the metropolis expressed dissatisfaction
with the lack of water in the last two months.
kidnap of the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr. Gabriel
Odu-Oji, who was released after the payment of N10.4m ransom to the
kidnappers who held him for 31 days.
Okoi, said the situation was worrisome, adding that it has worsened the
economic state of most homes because of the huge bills being incurred
with the constant purchase of sachet water.
scarcity. We are now being forced to use pure water to take out bath
because of lack of supply from the water corporation. Unfortunately,
Calabar is one city that is surrounded by water which cannot be
consumed. We are dying in silence,” she lamented.
South, Mr. Etim Daniel, said the area had been without water for more
than three months.
not know to cry to anymore because we have those in authority who no
longer listen to the yearnings of the masses. Apart from water, there is
complete collapse of social infrastructure across the metropolis. This
is becoming unbearable.”
Board, Prof. Godwin Igile, said the corporation was carrying out
maintenance as a result of large-scale vandalisation.
metropolis. This is because we are carrying out repairs of our
facilities. Besides, they have vandalised and stolen our equipment and
this is making it difficult for us to operate at optimum.
decided to carry it out and we don’t know when it be completed so we
don’t know when we will start pumping water to residents.
year. I plead with consumers to bear with us while we are trying to
give them portable drinking water.”