Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

World Water Day: Ogun Counsels Stakeholders On Sustainable Water Resources Management

Dr. Nofiu Aigoro, Ogun State’s Head of Service, While Delivering A Goodwill Message

World Water Day: Ogun Counsels Stakeholders On Sustainable Water Resources Management

Ogun State government has counselled residents and stakeholders in the water sector, especially, water service providers, to ensure appropriate and sustainable management of water resources in the State.

  

The State Deputy Governor, Engineer (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, gave the advice while declaring opened activities marking this year’s World Water Day themed “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” put together by the Ministry of Environment in Abeokuta.

Some Of The Participants At The Event

Engineer Salako-Oyedele said it is by ensuring appropriate and sustainable management of water resources,that a lot of unregulated and uncontrolled use of water, over exploitation of the aquifer from drilling activities and indiscriminate discharge of foreign materials and wastes into water bodies which results into pollution will stop statewide. 

The deputy Governor while stressing the importance of water for human survival,  added that managing of water resources is about valuing, appreciating and nuturing this resources that the residents will be doing themselves and generation yet unborn a great favour, which will be in tandem with Sustainable Development Goal 6 of the 2030 agenda which is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.  

In his keynote address at the celebration, Mr. Ola Oresanya, Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, said the overall benefit of water to human existence are so numerous, no wonder the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration is committed to the resuscitation and repositioning of the Ogun State Water Corporation for optimal service delivery to the citizenry. 

 

While thanking Nestle Nigeria Plc for partnering with the Ministry of Environment in marking the 2022 Water Day Celebration, Oresanya called on residents of the State not to waste water where there is limited supply of clean water as this may lead to drought, scarcity of agricultural produce and outbreak of diseases thereby putting further strain on government budget and expenditures.