The Minister for Water Resources Alhaji Suleiman Adamu says the National Water Resources Bill will be profitable to Nigerians whenever it is signed into law.
Adamu, disclosed this at the National Consultative Conference on Water-Use Regulations, Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Framework in Abuja.
The Minister stated that his Ministry was working to ensure the bill was signed into law so it could solve water related challenges in the country.
“I have made a statement on this bill to the media some time ago. Also, other stakeholders in the water sector have been commenting in the media, trying to explain what this bill is all about.” He said
The Minister noted that “This regulation has spelt out water licensable activities and gave the responsibility of issuing licences to the Nigeria Integrated Water Resource Management Commission (NIWRMC).”
“The commission has drawn up relevant criteria for the issuance of such water permits for the corporate governance of the water sector in the country. The criteria are to protect, conserve, control water resources for equitable and sustainable socio-economic development as well as to maintain environmental integrity. He added.