FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES.
EXPRESSES GREATER DETERMINATION TOWARDS MAKING NIGERIA OPEN DEFECATION FREE (ODF)
The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng has stated that with the President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s re – affirmations of their commitment to end Open Defecation in Nigeria by signing of Pledge Card, he is now more determined and has greater impetus to pursue the campaign with more vigor and determination.
Engr. Adamu made the disclosure yesterday, 25th January, 2022 in Abuja after signing his own portion of the Pledge Card.
The Permanent Secretary, FMWR Mrs. Didi Esther Walson – Jack mni, Director, Public Communication and National Orientation, Mrs. Kenechukwu Offie, Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation, Mr. Emmanuel Awe and National Coordinator of Clean Nigeria Campaign, Mrs. Chizoma Opara and Deputy Director Overseeing Press Unit Mrs Fummi Imuetinyan witnessed the signing of the card.
Pledge Card is a commitment booklet which was prepared during the flag- off of the campaign to end open defecation in Nigeria and it is to be signed by the Chief Executives of both the Federal and State Governments, signifying their readiness to give political and financial support towards meeting the target of ending open defecation in Nigeria by 2025.
The Minister promised to mobilize the relevant Ministers and State Governors to sign the Pledge Card as soon as possible.
Mrs. Fummi Imuetinyan
Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations Unit)
26th January, 2022.
His Excellency, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo signing the Pledge Card yesterday in Abuja.
(Right) President Muhammadu Buhari and (left) Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng displaying the Pledge Card signed by Mr. President re – affirming his commitment towards ending Open Defecation in Nigeria by 2025.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
“…THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ACTU IN THE MDAs IS APT AND A RIGHT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION…” Didi Walson – Jack.
The Permanent Secretary, FMWR Mrs. Didi Walson – Jack mni has stated that the establishment of Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is apt and a right step in the right direction as it has assisted in no small measure in preventing and checkmating corrupt tendencies and practices in the MDAs.
Mrs. Didi Walson – Jack made the statement yesterday 20th January, 2022 in Abuja during the inauguration and induction of the Chairman and Members of the Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Ministry by the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary who was represented by the Director of Legal Services, Mr. Ibrahim Oyedeji Nureni at the inauguration and induction ceremony noted that the incidence of corrupt practices in both the public and private sectors in Nigeria has denied our dear country the opportunity of maximally harnessing and utilizing its scarce resources leading to the attendant underdevelopments.
The Permanent Secretary however pointed out that one of the policy thrust of this administration is zero tolerance to corruption which therefore implies that the Anti – Corruption Agencies such as ICPC and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have critical roles to play by coming up with measures and strategies that will squarely tackle the menace.
The Permanent Secretary informed the members of ACTU that their nomination and subsequent approval was painstakingly done on the basis of their integrity, good track record, hard work and unflinching zeal and commitment to fight corruption in all ramifications in their areas of responsibility. She therefore urged them to prove their mettle by justifying the confidence reposed on them, while assuring of the support and readiness of the Ministry to provide an enabling environment for effective and efficient discharge of their duties.
In his goodwill message, the Honourable Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye represented by the Director of System Study and Review Department, Barr. Abbiah Udofia opined that the main duties of the ACTU are to undertake periodic sensitization of Staff of the Ministry on and against corruption, examine the systems, processes and procedures that are prone to corruption and proffer solutions, develop Code of Ethics/Conduct for Staff and ensure compliance, monitor budget implementation as well as conduct preliminary investigation into complaints/reports received by the Unit.
Members of the Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit that were inaugurated are: Adeosun Bolaji, Deputy Director (Dams) Chairman, Caroline Wandamihya, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer; Ekwam Ime. O Assistant Chief Technical Officer; member, Ojirobe Rafat Assistant Chief Accountant; Member, Musa Magaji Assistant Chief Water Engineer; Member, Rufai A.A. Principal State Counsel; Member, Ambashak Caleb Senior Procurement Officer; Member, and Sanusi Oluwabunmi. O Senior Accountant; Member.
Kenechukwu Offie (Mrs.)
Director (Press and Public Relations Unit)
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
PRESIDENCY RE – AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TOWARDS ENDING OPEN DEFECATION IN NIGERIA BY 2025… SIGNS PLEDGE CARD.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari today, 25th January, 2022 in Abuja re – affirmed his commitment towards ending Open Defecation in Nigeria by signing the Pledge Card. Shortly thereafter, the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN followed the steps of the President to sign the Pledge Card.
Pledge Card is a commitment booklet which was prepared during the flag- off of the campaign to end open defecation in Nigeria to be signed by the Chief Executives of both the Federal and State Governments, signifying their readiness to give political and financial support towards meeting the target of ending open defecation in Nigeria by 2025.
The State Governors are expected to follow suit in signing the Pledge Card and committing to end open defecation in their respective States by the target date.
Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng
25th January, 2022