FG SIGNS MoU WITH OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT ON PEWASH AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED WATER SUPPLY

1st August, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

FG SIGNS MoU WITH OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT ON PEWASH AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED WATER SUPPLY

The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu has congratulated the Government and good people of Ogun State for being the first state where Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) Agreement was signed. This PEWASH Agreement the Honourable Minister stated would accelerate access to WASH in all the rural areas in Ogun State.

In his address on Tuesday, 31st July 2018, the Honourable Minister noted that Ogun State was one of the states shortlisted as flagship states, based on first come first serve basis, amongst 22 States that have so far signed and submitted PEWASH Protocols. “This MoU, which is in accordance with the spirit of President Buhari’s Administration of providing critical infrastructure for the good of Nigerians, will enable Federal Government and Ogun State Government work towards speedy execution and completion of the commercially viable project” he said.

Engr. Adamu said “the PEWASH programme is planned to be implemented in three phases. Phase I, being the period 2016 when it was launched to 2018 is the preparatory phase that has been devoted to sensitization, advocacy, putting – in place systems and structures for the programme take-off. Phase II, being the period 2019 to 2025, is the expansion phase devoted for substantial infrastructural development, while Phase III, being the period 2026 to 2030, is to consolidate the programme implementation”.

Earlier in his remarks, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun emphasized that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Ota Water Supply Project and Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) was a demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to make life very meaningful for the people of Ogun State and indeed Nigerians.

The highpoint of the ceremony was the inspection of the Ota Water Supply Scheme facilities by the Honourable Minister. The Water Scheme when completed will have the capacity to deliver about 15 million litres of potable water per day to the people living in Ota and Ijoko environs.

Kenechukwu Offie (Mrs.)

Director (Press and Public Relations Unit)

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