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Water Resources Bill, derived from 4 existing Nigerian laws — Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says there might be nothing fresh within the Water Resources Bill as it is derived from four already existing Nigerian water sources laws.

Adamu became as soon as speaking on the bill while featuring on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) discussion board in Abuja.

He talked about the clarification is extreme to debunk the misconceptions in some quarters in regards to the Bill which generated public debate when it became as soon as provided on the National Assembly.

In accordance to Adamu, the four existing laws maintaining the water sources sector were enforced within the country already.

He talked about that the four laws which thunder about 95 per cent of the state material of the Water Resources Bill were in existence for approximately 30 to 40 years.

“There is the Water Resources Act, 2004. This is the old Decree 101 of 1993.

“The 2d one which are the oldest, is the River Basin Trend Authorities Act.

“The third one is the National Water Resources Institute Act.

“The fourth one is the Nigeria Hydrological Services and products Agency Act.This Act is the most modern and became as soon as enacted in 2010.

“All these laws exist and had been enforced and govern the water sources sector,” the Minister outlined.

He talked about that the bill has no hidden agenda, adding that it is miles rarely always designed to reason worry within the country.

Adamu furthermore talked about it is miles rarely any longer in any technique a Rural Grazing Scheme (RUGA) programme of the government for the income of Fulani, as being misunderstood by some Nigerians.

He talked about it is a bill which might be of mountainous income to all Nigerians who might well like entry to the country’s water sources no matter their socio-economic impart.

Adamu talked about the predominant motivating factor within the wait on of the bill is that virtually each and each country on this planet has a single statute with respect to water sources law.

“Now, why need to we be having fragmental laws, now we like Water Basin Act, now we like Water Resources law, now we like Water Resources Institute Act. If we put all the pieces collectively below one statute this might well per chance be better for the country,” he talked about.

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