FG Calls for Participatory Investment in Water Sector


Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Federal Government has called for inclusive investment of all tiers of government as the nation strives to meet its target of the sustainable development goals (SDG) on water and sanitation.

Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, who gave the charge at the 23rd regular meeting of the national council on water resources, held in Abuja, noted that the call was based on the failure of the nation to reach the MDG target of 75% for improved water supply and sanitation coverage by the year 2015 due to low funding and lack of proper framework for its implementation.

He stated that the theme, “Refocusing Water and Sanitation for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria”, was a clarion call for the three tiers of government to work together to facilitate the realization of the SDGs in the sector.

“Let me reiterate at this juncture that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari places high premium on the provision of water and sanitation to Nigerians in an affordable and sustainable manner through participatory investment by all levels of Government and the private sector”, the minister said.