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FEC approves National Water policy, Irrigation Policy, Draft Water Resources Bill

By Maxwell Adeleye

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved National Water Policy, National Irrigation Policy and a draft National Water Resources Bill meant to streamline the use and management of water in the country.The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this known Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the National Water Policy seeks to provide strategies that will improve the management and delivery of water resources in the country. He said the National Water Resources Bill was also meant to consolidate all the existing laws which included the Water Resurces Act, the River Basin Development Authority Act, the National Water Resources Institute Act, the National Hydrological Service Act amongst others. The Minister stated all the Acts were being put together to form a National Water law that conformed to international standard and international best practices.

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