Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that Nigerians would soon enjoy clean, affordable and sustainable water.
In a statement released, Adamu said “In line with the above, our focal point of deliberations in this 24th Meeting should be on a well-articulated strategic plan for urban water and sanitation improvement in our cities for economic growth.”
Adamu disclosed this at the 24th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Water Resources held at Akure, Ondo State, recently.
He further stated that the ministry has made some efforts to improve the water sector of our country which include; the National Urban Water Reform to address the problem of urban water sector and water agencies and the PEWASH initiative to address the problem of rural water supply and public sanitation.
In his address, Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, said that the decision to host the 24th Meeting of the National Council on Water Resources at this time was borne out of the fact that potable water supply is one of the priorities of the current government in the state.
According to Governor Akeredolu, “Our Government therefore is resolved to improving the lives of the people through adequate provision of potable water”, he said.
Speaking further, the Governor said that the Federal Government is saddled with the construction of dams and making raw water available.