ON IMPELEMENTATION OF THE 2013 NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MASTER PLAN AND NIGERIA’S ACCESSION TO THE UNITED NATION WATER CONVENTION
WELCOME ADRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY FEDDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, MRS DIDI WALSON-JACK,MCIPM,mni ON THE SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON IMPELEMENTATION OF THE 2013 NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MASTER PLAN AND NIGERIA’S ACCESSION TO THE UNITED NATION WATER CONVENTION FOR DIRECTORATE LEVEL STAFF OF THE MINISTRY, ITS AGENCIES, LINE MDAs AND STAKEHOLDERS IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT) HOLDING FROM 5TH TO 6TH JULY,2022 AT AJUJI HOTEL , GUDU DISTRICT, ABUJA.
I welcome you all to the Sensitization Workshop on the National Water Resources Master Plan and United Nations Water Convention organizes for the Directorate level staff of the Ministry, its Agencies, line Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other stakeholders in the Water Sector.
2. I am happy to inform you that this workshop was borne out of the Management’s decision to sensitize her Directorate Staff and stakeholders in line Miniseries as part of efforts to strategically position the Water Sector for sustainable national development. I have no doubt that this programme would expose you to critical issues in the implementation of the Master Plan, and indeed fashion out the way forward in addressing identified challenges in the proposed review.
3. Distinguished participants, may I further remind you that the National Council on Water Resources at its 28th Regular Meeting held in Abuja resolved among others the need for the nation to initiate the process of Nigeria’s accession to the UN Water Convention. Accordingly, the Ministry has successfully carried out Zonal Workshops on the 2013 National Water Resources Master Plan and UN Water Convention in the Six-Geo Political Zones and will be concluding with the workshops holding I this venue in the next two days.
4. I therefore charge you to give rapt attention to every discourse of this workshop as knowledge acquired would enhance your service delivery in the sector, which in turn shall have overarching effect on the nation’s socio-economic development.
5. I wish you fruitful deliberation, and thank you for your kind attention.