FG secures $ 700 million loan from World Bank to tackle poor water supply – The Sun Nigeria
the The federal government revealed that it had secured a $ 700 million loan from the World Bank for specific water supply projects across the country.
This was made known by the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, during a conversation with the media on the sidelines of the inaugural award ceremony of the ministry’s awards and recognition system in Abuja.
He said the role of the federal government is to support state governments, which he says have the lion’s share of responsibility for water supply.
âWhat Nigerians need to understand is that the federal government is not responsible for providing water to their taps, it is the responsibility of state governments and that is why we have no responsibility for providing water to their taps. ‘Federal Office for Water.
“All the incentives such as the P-WASH action plan (Plan – Water, sanitation and hygiene), the declaration of the state of emergency by the president are efforts of the federal government to push the states to invest more in the water.
âWe relaunched the water resources policy in 2016. We were able to generate 700 million dollars from the World Bank. This money will not be spent by the federal government; it is up to the States to improve their water supply situation â, declared the Minister.