By Simdi Gloria:-
Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources said the Federal Government plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
He said the ministry, through its water projects, would fast track job creation by enhancing food security through irrigation farming.
He said this at the second edition of the Nigeria Media week in Abuja on Monday.
The minister, Adamu said the advantages and importance of water could not be overemphasized as it is crucial and necessary for irrigation farming, hygiene, and job creation.
He stated that for the ministry to achieve this, it has been collaborating with the Federal Executive Council.
Adamu said that the ministry was strongly in partnership with stakeholders to eradicate Open Defecation by 2025 through its water projects. There’s also a collaboration with women in irrigation farming to alleviate poverty in the country.
The mass media was also commended for their support through their reportage, emphasising that they had greatly enlightened Nigerians on the benefits of water.
At the event, the minister also launched a five-year compendium from November 2015 to November 2020, on water resources development in Nigeria.
The compendium contained an outline of all the ministry’s projects and achievements in the water sector within five years.
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