In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, September, 2020

BREAKING: No Going Again On Controversial Water Sources Invoice

BREAKING: No Going Back On Controversial Water Resources Bill

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

 

The Federal Authorities has mentioned it’ll go forward with the Water Sources Invoice, in line with a report by TheNation.

 

This was made public by the Minister of Info and Tradition Lai Mohammed.

 

In accordance with him, the invoice was not designed to trigger water wars within the nation.

 

He mentioned the invoice is a panacea to seemingly water conflicts within the nation.

 

He mentioned critics of the invoice have both not learn it or may be mischievous.

 

He mentioned there isn’t any hidden agenda behind the invoice.

 

He mentioned it’s not a subterfuge reintroduction of RUGA.

 

Mohammed made the clarifications at a joint briefing with the Minister of Water Sources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu in Abuja.

 

He mentioned: “There’s nothing new concerning the Nationwide Water Sources Invoice. It is because it’s an amalgamation of Water Sources Legal guidelines which have been in existence for a very long time.

These are:

 

– Water Sources Act, Cap W2 LFN 2004

– The River Basin Improvement Authority Act, Cap R9 LFN 2004

– The Nigeria Hydrological Companies Company (Institution) Act, Cap N1100A, LFN 2004

– Nationwide Water Sources Institute Act, Cap N83 LFN 2004

“So, why are the legal guidelines being re-packaged because the Nationwide Water Sources Invoice 2020?

“The reply is that they’re being re-enacted with mandatory modifications to carry them in keeping with present world tendencies in addition to greatest practices in Built-in Water Sources Administration (IWRM).

“The general goal of this amalgamation is the environment friendly administration of the Water Sources Sector for the financial improvement of Nigeria and the well-being of its residents.

“The Invoice gives for skilled and environment friendly administration of all floor and floor water for using the folks (i.e. for home and non-domestic use, irrigation, agricultural functions, era of hydro-electric vitality, navigation, fisheries and recreation).

“The Invoice will be certain that the nation’s water sources are protected, used, developed, conserved, managed and managed in a sustainable method for the good thing about all individuals.

“Critics contend that the Invoice is aimed toward taking the sources of a sure a part of the nation for using herders. In different phrases, the Federal Authorities is in search of to implement RUGA by subterfuge.

“We additionally need to state that the Invoice is for the nice of the nation, and has no hidden agenda in any respect.”

Adamu mentioned the invoice was despatched to all of the states for concurrence with none object.

He mentioned the invoice predated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He mentioned:” This was by no means a Buhari invoice, it’s a invoice for Nigeria. It began 2008 lengthy earlier than the President considered successful election.”

 

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