The Federal Government has disclosed that to fully develop water infrastructures in Nigeria and bringing it at per with global standards, requires up to N6 billion. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, said this in Abuja, yesterday Adamu said at the 28th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Water Resources.
Adamu noted that the infrastructural development was necessary for a sustainable water supply. The minster lamented that over the years, paucity of funds had hampered holistic and sustainable development in the water sector. According to him, the council meeting was an opportunity to discuss developments in the water sector, evaluate issues, address identified challenges and chart a way forward towards resolving contemporary challenges. This, he noted, is being piloted in some states in a performance approach through the provision of separate budget line in the state rural agency of water supply and sanitation agencies.