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FG continues to revitalize water supply

FG continues to revitalize water supply
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Rehabilitation of dams has been carried out in 22 states in the country.

The Nigerian government has reiterated its continuous efforts in implementing dam projects and enhancing water supply across the country as it implements a new initiative of utilizing the rehabilitation of river basins. Also, the rehabilitation of dams has been carried out in 22 states in the country. This was revealed in a report delivered by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, in December 2022, tagged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration scorecard in the water sector (2015-2023).

In addition to the 116 water supply and hydropower irrigation projects that the ministry had inherited from the 1980s, Adamu said that the River Basin Authorities had successfully completed hundreds of water supply projects. According to the minister, the government agency in charge of water management has joined with the private sector to assist in empowering young people through one of its initiatives. By the year 2022, the number of jobs that will be created will have increased to 16,648 from 8,882 in 2019.

6,761 water projects were built in Nigeria’s cities and towns.

As a furtherance of its efforts, the Ministry facilitated the empowerment of 626,642 individuals in 2019 and over 1,227,477 individuals in 2022 so far toward the accomplishment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge, made on June 12, to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the course of the following ten years. Adamu stressed that Nigerians have ample access to improved clean and potable water across the nation, noting that this is a priority for the government. Since 2016, the proportion of the population that has access to drinking water services that were securely managed has progressively increased, going from 3.7 percent to 13 percent in 2021.

This indicates that an extra 21 million Nigerians consume water that comes from a cleaner source that is easily accessible on the premises, available whenever it is required, and free from pollution by feces and priority chemicals. It was also revealed that 6,761 water projects were built in Nigeria’s cities, towns, and rural regions, generating 794,334,000 liters of water per day and supplying it to 32,008,600 people. All these are geared toward the same end of increasing the availability of clean water in Nigeria.

Fifteen dams had been restored in nine different states in the country.

Among the government intervention to enhance potable water supply across the country highlighted by the minister is the Patigi Water Supply Project, Patigi, Kwara State, ABU Zaria Water Supply Project, Zaria, Kaduna State, and Ezealakpaka Water Supply Project, Mbano, Imo State, Damaturu Water Supply Project LOT B and C, Damaturu, Yobe State, Akanu Water Supply Project Ohafia, Abia State, Uburu Water Supply Project Ohaozala, Ebonyi State, Nasarawa Water Supply Project Nasarawa State, and the Amla-Otukpo Dam Benue State.

When discussing the maintenance and management of dams, the report indicated that 400 dams in Nigeria had been activated, and these dams have the capacity to supply 11.2 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation, 900 million cubic meters for water supply, and 18 billion cubic meters for the generation of hydropower. On the other hand, it shows that 15 dams have been restored in nine different states, while another eight dams were still in the process of being rehabilitated.

Highlighting the completed and revitalized from 2016 to 2022.

According to the report, between 2016 to 2022, the Dams projects that were completed and revitalized include the Kashimbilla Multipurpose Dam situated in Taraba State (500 MCM), 2017; Gimi Dam, Kaduna State (4.5 MCM), 2017; Kargo Dam (Rehabilitation), Kaduna State (2.3 MCM), 2017; Sulma Dam, Katsina State (4.0 MCM), 2018; Ibiono-Ibom Dam, Akwa Ibom State (0.3 MCM), 2018; Ogwashi-Uku Dam, Delta State (4 MCM), 2019; and Kampe Omi Dam (Rehabilitation), Kogi State (250MCM), 2019.


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3 months ago

FG continues to revitalize water supply – Rehabilitation of dams has been carried out in 22 states in the country. – Express your point of view.

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3 months ago

It is only in figures that we can see that so many dams have been rehabilitated but how true is their claim. If that is true we should begin to see impact in the 22 states that those dams have been built or rehabilitated and the country at large.

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3 months ago

Water is one of the most essential thing to living and not living things but corruption has really done lots of damages to the system because all household suppose to have access to portable and clean water.

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8
3 months ago

I think we are finally witnessing developmental initiative been executed across the country. I have to hail the government for addressing issues of water which is so important in our daily lives.

Abusi
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3 months ago

It is nice we are revitalizing our water supply. At least some of our dams are now being restored. We need to be proactive now, so we can solve future problems of flood.

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9
3 months ago

water is so important to human survival so the government needs to do more in order to provide more portable drinking water for the citizenry

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8
3 months ago

The water projects are really essential. Water is crucial to human existence. Citizens are entitled to having access to clean water supply.

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3 months ago

As part of a new drive to improve water infrastructure throughout the country, the Nigerian government has pledged to keep working on dam projects and increasing water supplies.

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8
3 months ago

It is encouraging that dams in the country’s 22 states out of 36 have undergone repairs as part of the rehabilitation process.

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8
3 months ago

It is quite encouraging to see that the River Basin Authorities were able to effectively finish hundreds of water supply projects.

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8
3 months ago

Corruption has wreaked havoc on a system that is supposed to ensure that every family has ready access to safe, clean drinking water, despite the fact that water is one of the most necessary items to living and nonliving beings.

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8
3 months ago

Because water is crucial to human survival, the government should provide access to clean, drinkable water on the go.

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3 months ago

Through one of its programs, the government agency in charge of managing water resources has collaborated with the corporate sector to assist in the empowerment of younger generations.

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9
3 months ago

FG continues to revitalize water supply. This fake and so corrupt federal government like saying what they know that they can not achieve. FG are talkative

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8
3 months ago

The water projects are quite important in their own right. It is impossible for humans to survive without water. The provision of citizens with access to supplies of clean water is a fundamental right.

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8
3 months ago

It is important to note that Nigerians have adequate access to water that is upgraded, clean, and drinkable across the country, as this is a priority for the government.

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9
3 months ago

This is a good development building of dams in different state, revitalizing of water supply is good because water did a lot of good thing for us in life water is life

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3 months ago

Through one of its programs, the government agency in charge of water management has collaborated with the commercial sector to assist in the empowerment of young people.

Member
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3 months ago

To the contrary hand, it reveals that 15 dams in nine different states have been renovated, while another eight dams are currently undergoing the restoration process.

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9
3 months ago

Water supply is important, the government agency in charge of water management has collaborated with the commercial sector to assist in the empowerment of young people.

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8
3 months ago

Federal Government has done a great job in rehabilitating old damsand constructing new ones. I hope these will translate to flood control, better farm irrigation and improved electric power supply.

Member
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3 months ago

Water supply is crucial, and the government agency in charge of managing it has partnered with the private sector to support youth empowerment.

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