No backpedaling on Water Resources bill – Lai Mohammed


Priest of Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed has expressed that the government will keep pushing for the entry of the water assets bill into law.

Terminating back at pundits who blamed the government for looking for the control of water, use and its assets, Lai Mohammed affirmed the water assets charge pundits are “enemies of individuals” and furthermore being mischevious.

The Minister demanded that the bill is a combination of four existing laws focused on the proficient administration of water assets in the nation.

He said;

“Respectable men, there is nothing surprising about the National Water Resources Bill. This is on the grounds that it is a blend of Water Resources Laws that have been in presence for quite a while.

“These are; Water Resources Act, Cap W2 LFN 2004, River Basin Development Authority Act, Cap R9 LFN 2004, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency(Establishment) Act, Cap

N1100A, LFN 2004; National Water Resources Institute Act, Cap N83 LFN 2004

“Anyway, for what reason are the laws being repackaged as the National Water Resources Bill 2020? The appropriate response is that they are being re-established with essential alterations to align them with ebb and flow worldwide patterns just as best practices in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

“The general target of this mixture is the effective administration of the water assets area for the financial advancement of Nigeria and the prosperity of its residents.

“As opposed to what is being propagated, water assets in an express that don’t go past the specific state are not controlled by this bill.

“You would now be able to see that huge numbers of those denouncing the National Water Resources Bill 2020 either have not understood it or don’t comprehend its arrangements. Additionally, we can’t preclude conscious underhandedness by a portion of the individuals who have been depicting the Bill as another wellspring of contention.

“We are along these lines utilizing this chance to interest Nigerians to benefit themselves of the arrangements of the bill to abstain from being deluded by the individuals who have decided to politicize it.

“We additionally need to express that the bill is to benefit the country, and has no concealed plan at all.”

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