By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Senate says it will closely work with the executive to ensure provision of potable water for Nigerians.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Sen. Abdul’aziz Yari said this at the inaugural meeting of the committee.
Yari said that water was equated with life, adding that it was the responsibility of the government to provide clean water to its citizens.
He said there was need to provide water for energy, agriculture and other purposes.
Yari said that the committee would work with the executive, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) under the committee to advance the water resources sector.
He said the committee would deligently conduct its functions and oversight to attain the agenda of the 10th Senate.
He said the committee would look at the 16 agencies and evolve measures on how best to improve their performance on water supply.
The lawmaker said the agencies were created to ensure supply of water for the purpose of development on sectors like electricity, agriculture and ultimately rural development of the people.
Yari said any bill that was against the interest of the people would not receive the support of Senate, saying that the National Assembly would only legislate and support bills of interest and good of Nigerians.