Harsh local weather, inhabitants explosion amongst different challenges are a few of the elements hampering equitable water provide amongst the Nigerian populace.
Minister of Water Sources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu stated this has pushed the Federal Authorities to take determined measures, together with adopting a nationwide water grasp plan which is due for evaluation in 2022.
The minister highlighted the challenges within the water sector whereas addressing stakeholders within the trade throughout n the evaluation of the Nationwide Water Sources Grasp Plan program held in Kano.
Engr. Adamu revealed that Nigeria is confronted with increasing inhabitants progress and uneven distribution of rainfall throughout the nation which invariably overstretching the usage of groundwater,
He, nevertheless, emphasised the pressing want for coordinated administration of water assets by all tiers of presidency to examine the rising concern.
The Minister who disclosed additionally regretted the dearth of political will of successive authorities to implement the grasp plan because it was developed in 1995.
Represented by the Director, Water Sources and Technical Planning within the ministry, Mrs Alice Ojokwu, the minister reassured that the federal authorities is decided to activate the roadmap to stimulate nationwide integration on water improvement.
Engr. Adamu reminded that the brand new motion plan has activated full participation of states within the irrigation sub-sector and urged inclusive funding on infrastructure to optimise water impounded in dam reservoir.
He defined that the essence of the stakeholders assembly which drew members from the Northwestern states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina, was to create consciousness with the related companies and state ministries on the content material of the reviewed Nationwide Water Sources Grasp plan.
“The Nationwide Water Sources Grasp Plan was first developed by the ministry in collaboration with Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company JICA in 1995.
“The plan was first built-in improvement plan geared toward optimization of the nation’s water assets in addition to monetary and financial funding choices in water assets improvement to attain accelerated progress, built-in and coordinated water improvement, agricultural manufacturing and meals safety.