The Kebbi State government is to work collectively with Niger Republic on the provision of clean drinking water for human and animal consumption.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu disclosed this at the border town of Kare near Dosso Niger Republic when he met with Governor of Dosso (Prefee) Musa Usman at Jantullu in Arewa Local Government, Argungu Emirate.
The two Governors who addressed hundreds of traders who converged on market day from both countries placed to promote unity, understanding, commerce, agriculture and roads network to link Kebbi and Dosso for economic advancement of their areas.
Governor Abubakar Bagudu remarked that Dosso and Kebbi have common historical background, saying the people of Dosso were related to their brethren in Argungu Emirate while people from Birnin Bayero were blood relations to the people of Gwandu Emirate, which he pledged to sustain.
He promised his counterpart of Dosso of a return visit to Niger Republic saying three times the prefee of Dosso has visited Kebbi towns, Kangiwa, Bachaka and Kare.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said he would send a request to Federal Government through President Muhammadu Buhari for the construction of roads linking Kebbi with Niger Republic, while Kebbi State Government has approved the construction of Kangiwa-Kare while Kare-Dunnaga would be looked into.
Before leaving Kare, the Governor paid a visit to border Market, Rural Health Centre, Primary and Secondary Schools with a view to provide possible assistance.
While in Kare, the Governor paid a condolence visit to the family of a prominent politician in the town Alhaji Musa Kau-kau who died recently at the age of 65 leaving behind four wives, children and many relatives.
Speaking, the Mai Arewan Kare, Alhaji Musa Maina Jantullu commended the Governor for the visit and his approval for the execution of projects in the area such as water, electricity, schools, hospitals and immediate provision of submersible pump to the area.