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  A total of 6 761 water schemes providing potable water to Nigerians have been developed by the Mohammadu Buhari since it came to power the News Agency of Nigeria reports Announcing this on Sunday while featuring as a guest on NAN forum in Abuja Suleiman Adamu Minister of Water Resources said the schemes were developed across urban small town and rural areas Adamu asserted that the government has made considerable progress in providing access to potable water in Nigeria The minister said the water schemes have been producing a total of 794 334 000 litres daily and serving 32 008 600 Nigerians Adamu also spoke on efforts made by the Federal Government to boast agriculture and food security of the nation Towards this end the minister disclosed that 10 irrigation schemes were completed in the country increasing the actual irrigated area from 70 000 hectares in 2015 to 138 000 hectares presently To support the country s energy sufficiency 12 dams were completed with combined water impoundment capacity of 795 1 MCM and hydropower generation of 110 MW Efforts have also been put in place to utilize hydropower potential of 3 466 MW under PPP arrangement he said While speaking about achievements in sanitation sector Adamu announced that 3 402 facilities were constructed in institutions and public places He listed the locations of these facilities to include markets schools motor parks and camps for internally displaced persons Also a national survey conducted under the 2021 WASHNORM III reported a national access to basic drinking water supply services at 67 per cent and access to basic sanitation services stood at 46 per cent Adamu added He said that programmes and projects developed under water resources sector were in line with the nine priority areas of the Mohammadu Buhari administration ORO NewsSourceCredit NAN
Potable water: FG develops 6,761 water schemes — Minister

Mohammadu Buhari

A total of 6,761 water schemes providing potable water to Nigerians have been developed by the Mohammadu Buhari since it came to power, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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Suleiman Adamu

Announcing this on Sunday while featuring as a guest on NAN forum in Abuja, Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources said the schemes were developed across urban, small town and rural areas.

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Adamu asserted that the government has made considerable progress in providing access to potable water in Nigeria.

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The minister said the water schemes have been
producing a total of 794,334,000 litres daily and serving 32,008,600 Nigerians.

Federal Government

Adamu also spoke on efforts made by the Federal Government to boast agriculture and food security of the nation.

Towards this end, the minister disclosed that 10 irrigation schemes were completed in the country, increasing the actual irrigated area from 70,000 hectares in 2015 to 138,000 hectares presently.

“To support the country’s energy sufficiency, 12 dams were completed with combined water impoundment capacity of 795.1 MCM and hydropower generation of 110 MW.

“Efforts have also been put in place to utilize hydropower potential of 3,466 MW under PPP arrangement,” he said.

While speaking about achievements in sanitation sector, Adamu announced that 3,402 facilities were constructed in institutions and public places.

He listed the locations of these facilities to include markets, schools, motor parks, and camps for internally displaced persons.

“Also, a national survey conducted under the 2021 WASHNORM III reported a national access to basic drinking water supply services at 67 per cent and access to basic sanitation services stood at 46 per cent,” Adamu added.

Mohammadu Buhari

He said that programmes and projects developed under water resources sector were in line with the nine priority areas of the Mohammadu Buhari administration.

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NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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