Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Platform to enhance water availability launched

07 February 2014, 17:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Water Operators Partnership Nigeria Platform has been launched in Abuja.

Speaking during the launch ceremony, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe said Nigerian Government was committed to ensuring adequate development of the water sector in accordance with the transformation agenda.

She said the WOP-Nigeria platform was key as it would focus on performance appraisal and benchmarking of the water agencies towards improving their efficiencies and effectiveness.

The Minister said that the UN World Water Development Project had reported that the economic loss in Africa alone due to lack of access to safe water and basic sanitation was estimated at about $28.4 billion a year in which Nigeria has the largest share of the loss.

She expressed fears that the continuous delay in sectoral development would only make the loss larger.

She further espoused gratitude to the Africa Water Association, the Water Operators' Partnership of Africa and United States Agency for International Aid for packaging and funding the establishment of Water Operators' Partnership in Nigeria.

She called on the Nigeria Water Supply Association (NWSA) to ensure sustainability for the initiative through conscientious and vigorous pursuit of enunciated activities to serve as encouragement towards developing the water sector.

The Chairman of the NWSA Planning Committee, Olusola Suulola, said the official launch of the platform would enlighten the Nigerian Water and Sanitation Operators on the WOP-Africa and exposing the preeminent trends in the water supply sector in the country as well as the planned activities for 2014 among others.

The National President of the Nigeria Water Supply Association, Eugene Pam thanked the Minister as well as representatives of International Development Agencies and Programmes for supporting the association. \

- CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page

Tags abuja water

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...