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Federal Government has commenced implementation of capacity building in integrated water management, through the deployment of local technologies to create value for water sector professionals in the country.

Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu made this known in Abeokuta at the 8th National Water Conference.

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The Minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Ibrahim Musa explained that, the Federal Government had being deploying local innovations to drive the development in the water sector.

He stated that the Ministry has adopted measures to encourage water corporations and partner agencies in the water sector.

Mr. Suleiman assured Nigerians that the government would continue to look inward in the effort to achieve the Vision 2020 target, the Africa Water Vision 2025, and Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Ogun State Governor, represented by the Deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga said the state government would continue to partner UNICEF among other bodies, to pool resources together and to achieve improved water supply in communities across the state.

Managing Director, Ogun Osun River Basin Development Authority, Mr. Olufemi Odumosu stated that the authority was working to surmount challenges in the water sector.

Mr. Odumosu described the Conference as a veritable avenue to discuss and proffer solutions to problems confronting the water sector.

Executive Director National Water Resources Institute, Professor Emmanuel Adanu explained that the mandate of the Institute was to lead discussions that will lead to appropriate solutions to water sector problems, hence the need to chaplain the Annual National Conference on Water.

The 8th National Water Conference being hosted by the Ogun Osun River Development Authority had in attendance, stakeholders in the Water Resources Management from the thirty-six states of the Federation and scholars from universities with Water Management Departments.

Wale Oluokun

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