The federal Government has reaffirmed it’s commitment in implementing 2013 National water resources master Plan.
The Minister of water resources Engineer Suleiman Adamu stated this during the opening ceremony of a sensitization workshop on the National water resources masterplan for stakeholders in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Kaduna state. Held in Kano.
The Minister who was represented by the Director of water resources, planning and technical support of the ministry Mrs Alice Ojowu said the water resources master plan was developed by the ministry in collaboration with Japan International Cooperative Agency in 1995.
He said the stakeholders meeting was a sensitization forum for the northwest Geo political zone geared towards acquainting the participants with the contents of the master plan so that they will able to develop activities in ensuring that water was available to the public.
Engineer Suleiman Adamu noted that the overall development of the water sector was being guided by the National Water Resources Master Plan, saying its implementation was expected to be in partnership with states, local governments as well as the Private sector.
In a remark, the Kano state commissioner for water resources Alhaji Sadiq Aminu Wali, represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry Alhaji Hussein Umar Ganduje Applauded the efforts of the federal government in Partnering with the current policies to build a viable system geared towards improving water services to the region.
He added that some of the projects Kano state benefitted from the federal government include construction of new solar boreholes at some local Government Areas, Rehabilitation of some existing ones, upgrading of motorize boreholes among others.
Participants from Kano,Jigawa ,kaduna,and Katsina state were present