FEC okays $1b loan for hydro-power plant, saves $21b on imports
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a $1 billion loan from Chinese EXIM Bank for the 360 megawatts capacity Gurara II hydro power project. It also sanctioned N5.7 billion as revised contract of Nkari dam in Akwa Ibom State.
Federal government launches VLOM strategy for rural water supply
The Federal Government has launched the national strategy for the implementation of Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM) of rural water supply facilities to boost access to water in the rural areas.
FG inherits 116 abandoned irrigation, water projects, says minister
The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, on Sunday said the Federal Government inherited 116 ongoing and abandoned irrigation and water projects from the immediate past government in 2015.
Government to concession hydro plants for improved electricity
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to concession five hydro power plants as part of measures to boost electricity supply in the country.
Ministry complies with FOI request, reveals spending on water projects
The Ministry of Water Resources has complied with Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)’s request on Freedom of Information (FoI) by providing detailed information on its spending on water projects at the Federal High Court, Lagos. Consequently, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed at the weekend that it has spent billions of naira…
FG inaugurates reconstructed Maska Earth Dam
The Federal Government has inaugurated the reconstructed Maska Earth Dam in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, handed over the completed project executed by the Ecological Funds Office (EFO) to the people of the community on Thursday. Adamu said the project was expected to address the decay…
Government seeks to make urban water, sanitation utilities viable entities
Towards addressing Nigeria’s mounting development problems, including enhanced quality of life, the Federal Government has called for the transformation of urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) utilities into financial viable entities. It noted that the pathway to be taken to accomplish utility transformation is rough as it cuts through difficult terrains of institutional reform, organizational…
Minister tasks professionals on management of resources
Minister for water resources, Suleiman Adamu has urged stakeholders in the water sector to ensure adequate management of the resources in a scientific and professional way in tandem with international best practices.
Tackling flooding in Nigeria
The recent charge by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, that states, not Federal Government should tackle flooding would have been meaningful if the states had full control of their resources under a truly federal system of government. That, unfortunately, is not the case today in Nigeria.