Keffi, Nasarawa State have been reportedly hit with acute water scarcity, and the situation has persisted for several weeks.
Mostly affected by the water scarcity are students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).
A 200-level Theatre Arts student revealed that the water scarcity started since students resumed for second semester in July.
“It’s a pathetic situation. We buy bags of pure water to do virtually everything. That one too is now costly, the manufacturer jacked up the price to make more profit. We resort to the stream which is mostly crowded. It is that bad.”
Another student said it seemed as if the government doesn’t care about the people affected by the water scarcity. “We heard the rain damaged a major pipe. The borehole that used to serve the whole community around campus is damaged. To most of us it appears the government doesn’t care. We don’t blame them; their children are living in good condition while their relatives don’t experience such. This is unfair, very unfair.”