Adamu: We need enabling legal framework to attract investors to water resources sector



The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu has said that Nigeria needs to work out an enabling legal framework for the proper regulation of the Water Resources sector to attract investors

The Minister made the statement during the presentation of 5-Year Compendium on Water Resources Development in Nigeria (2015 – 2020), to showcase the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Speaking at the presentation, which was part of the 2nd Edition of Nigeria Media Water Week, said: “The presentation of this 5-year compendium to the general public today, is to afford us the opportunity to primarily document institutional memory and provide a platform for the Nigerian public to access information on the activities of the Ministry of Water Resources in the last 5 years.”

“I like to place on record that my reappointment in 2019 to the Ministry has enabled me to leverage on our previous gains during the first term of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

“Although, we have recorded considerable success as outlined in the Compendium, a lot more can be achieved with enabling legal framework for the proper regulation of the sector to attract investors.”

“In this regard, I wish to solicit your support and maximum cooperation in the enlightenment of all Nigerians on the benefits of the National Water Resources Bill and the need to pass it into law.”

“The relevance of water to all aspects of human life and endeavours cannot be overemphasised as water is the very foundation for food security, job creation, water supply and sanitation and hydropower generation, amongst others.”

“Despite the increase in population and deteriorating infrastructure, the Ministry vigorously pursued strategic programmes to increase National access to water supply from 67% in 2015 to 71% in 2019,” Adamu said. -The Lead.

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