Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has explained that in line with the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the water sector has been revitalised, professionalised, and made more proficient in capacity development to serve Nigerians better.
Adamu said the special intervention of the ministry had brought about the completion of many water schemes nationwide, with a total capacity of 146,669,125 liters per day and enabled additional 12.5 million population coverage by the federal government within the last six years.
The minister disclosed this in his opening address during a two-day training of water resources correspondents, editors, and news analysts held in Abuja. The training with the theme: “Reporting Water in its Perspective” was organised by the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI), Kaduna.
Adamu said since his re-appointment, the ministry had been striving very hard to consolidate on the gains made in his first tenure and equally work towards touching the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians in many positive ways.
He added that the training platform being provided was to enable a greater understanding of the activities in the water sector in its technicality and also to enhance informed, effective, objective and balanced reportage of the trends in the water sector especially in the ministry.
Adamu added that the ministry’s work had been hinged on the Water Sector Roadmap Implementation Framework which he instituted.
On his part, the director general of the National Water Resources Institute, (NWRI), Kaduna, Prof Emmanuel Adanu, stated that there was need for the training in order to ensure full and adequate knowledge about water reportage and its encompasses.
Adanu also said the purpose of water could not be over emphasised and thereby should be conserved rightly.
In attendance, were directors, stakeholders and other experts with various presentations on the water sector amongst others.