Williams Omojasola, the principal consultant at Bilvisco Investments Ltd, revealed that the Osara Water Distribution Project, situated in Kogi Central Senatorial District, would generate over 1000 direct employment for Nigerians.
Omojasola, who spoke to newsmen at a media parley held recently in Lagos, said the project would cost about 20 billion naira, noting that Bilvisco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kogi State government.
According to Omojasola, the partnership with the state government would eradicate the critical water crises in the district, and provide cheap potable water to the people. He however noted that the water would be channelled from an existing dam called Osara Dam located at Itakpe area of the district, with a pipeline of about 55 to 60 kilometres and 45 kilometres, of the distribution network.
He said the project would take about two years to complete, noting that Bilvisco would bring in a team of civil and water engineers from Germany to carry out a further assessment in preparation for the project commencement.
In his remarks, the Director of Logistics Operations at Bilvisco, Tajudeen Bello said the technology to be used for the project is top-notch and would still be in good condition after 25 years when they would hand the project over to the government.
Bello maintained that the project would serve over one million people and Bilvisco plans to subsidize the cost of access to potable water for the poor.