Niger water board becomes autonomous

By Tina George, Minna

The Niger state , Alhaji Abubakar has signed into law a bill to make the state water autonomous. 

The bill, which will establish the Niger state Water into the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nasara Dan-Malam said, was signed into law during the weekly State Executive Council Meeting.

newsmen in Minna, Dan-Malam explained essence of the water and sewage corporation law is to achieve a developed water system in the State with the establishment of an independent.

He said Corporation would be autonomous and commercially viable ensuring people in the state have safe and clean drinking water.

The establishment of the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation is the climax of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored Effective Water and Hygiene (E-WASH) program that to give access to potable water to 1,500 in six states in Nigeria including Niger.