The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has state that it will not be deter by backlash on the propose Water Resources Bill. Adding that the reforms in the water resources sector are to reposition it to where it should be.
This was disclosed by the Minister, Mr. Suleiman Adamu at a news conference in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The Bill when introduced 2 years ago, was the subject of much debate; as many Nigerians called it a resource stealing act and interpreted the proposed law as a plot. A plot to grab the waterways and hand same to Fulani pastoralists.
What the Ministry is saying
The Minister stated the bill reviewed by water resources experts; and had all grey areas addressed. He added that changes in the reviewed bill include the institutionalisation of an independent regulatory body to help reposition the water sector to aid cost recovery and improve the irrigation sector.