MINISTER of Water
Resources, Engr. Suleiman
H. Adamu, FNSE on Friday
26th January, in Abuja
inaugurated the Ministerial
Policy Advisory Committee,
MPAC on Water Resources
consisting of professionals
to monitor and advise the
Ministry on Water Resources
Management and Sustainable
Development.
The move was made in
an effort to strengthen and
reposition the Water Sector in
order to meet the enormous
challenges in water resources management and sanitation in
the country.
The 14-member Committee
is charged with the
responsibilities of advising the
Honourable Minister of Water
Resources regarding local and
international developments
in the water sector. It shall
also advise him on the
implementation of the National
Water Resources Master Plan,
Climate Change issues, Water
Law and Policy implementation
and Trans-boundary issues.
The Minister assured
members of the Committee to
use their expertise in drawing
the ministry’s attention to
critical issues relevant to water
resources as well as act as
external monitor on the general
performance of the sector.
Earlier in his welcome address,
the Permanent Secretary, Dr.
Musa Ibrahim appreciated
members of the Committee for
accepting to serve the nation. “It
is a selfless service to the nation
and I humbly implore you to
put in your best so that we will
benefit from your wealth of
experience and professionalism
in the management of water
resources in Nigeria”, he said.
Responding on behalf of the
members of the Committee, the
Chairman, Engr. Prof. Salihu
Mustapha, FNSE thanked
the Honourable Minister for
finding them fit to be members
of the Committee. He said that
the Committee is made up of
professionals and technocrats
in the water sector. “We shall
put in our best to meet the
expectations and aspirations of
the Minister in setting up the
Ministerial Policy Advisory
Committee”, he pledged.
The Committee members are
as follows; Engr. Prof. Salihu
Mustapha FNSE, FAEng. FASChairman,
HRH Eng. Prof.
Ben A. Nwachukwu, FNSE,
FAEng. Member, Prof. Lekan
Oyebande, Member, Engr. A.B
Jauro, Member, Oba, Engr.
Michael Adesina FNSE, FAEng.
Member, Engr. N.A. Rafindadi
FNSE, FAEng. –
Member.
Others are Engr. Prof. David
Jimoh, Member, Dr. Emmanuel
A. Adanu, FNAH, MNSE,
FNMGS, Member, Barr.
Tanwa Koya, Member, Engr.
I.K. Musa, FNSE, Member,
Dr. Salisu Abdul Mumini,
Member, Dr. Dauda Y. Gowon
Member, Engr. James Obong
Bassey.

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