Nigeria Governors Call For Review of Water Bill




Nigeria’s Thirty – Six State Governors have called for the Review of the Reintroduction of the National Water Resources Bill.

The resolution was reached at the Teleconference Meeting of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

The Governors argued that the bill does not adequately address the interest of states and is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The bill according to the Forum should be reviewed to accommodate the concerns of all states.

The reintroduction of the water resource bill has generated controversy with a section of the country regarding it as a step towards bringing back the RUGA policy through the backdoor.

The Governors also unanimously agreed to spearhead the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project

The project is sponsored by the World Bank and aimed at improving the productivity, commercialisation and resilience of targeted Livestock production systems in Nigeria.

The programme has a six-year time frame with 500million US Dollars financial backing.

The Governors say they are supporting the project adding that emphasis will be on institutional and Innovation systems strengthening, livestock value-chain enhancement, crisis prevention and conflict mitigation and project coordination.

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