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Minister wants FG, LGs, private sectors to partner on water resources

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The Federal Government has re-emphasised the need for effective partnership with states and local governments as well as the private sectors in order to maximise the economic benefit of the nation’s water resources

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, stated this during the sensitisation workshop on the implementation of the 2013 national water resources master plan for stakeholders in the North-West geopolitical zone.

He explained that the overall sector development was being guided by the national water resource master plan, and that its implementation has already begun in partnership with state and local government, as well as private sector partners.

The minister, who was represented by the ministry’s Deputy Director, Planning, Mrs Ruth Mela Audu-Nunghe, said, “The workshop is essential as it is one of the bold steps taken by the present management to create awareness with the relevant ministries, departments and agencies at the federal and state levels with the critical stakeholders on the content of the current national water resources master plan.

“The states were expected to massively invest in the sector through the development of irrigation infrastructure for effective utilisation of water impounded in dam reservoirs, as well as facilitate the process of access to land.

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