Nigerian Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday, mentioned Nigeria has taken one step ahead and 10 steps backwards throughout plenary.
The senator representing the Abia-South Senatorial District of Abia State decried the vital state of pipe-borne water within the nation.
“It is only in Abuja that one can find pipe-borne water. It’s a disgrace to Nigeria. We’ve gone one step forward and 10 steps back. We should be providing pipe-born water to every household in Nigeria,” he mentioned.
Abaribe was reacting to Senator Dino Melaye’s touch upon the alarming price of shortage of water provide within the nation.
Melaye mentioned, “The Nigerian water sector is in critical condition. The situation is alarming and calls for immediate intervention.”
Senator Abaribe acknowledged afterwards that an investigation ought to be made by the “committee” to seek out out what the fund on water has been used on.
Consequently, the Senate directed the committee on water provide to hold out a holistic investigation into the declining state of water in Nigeria. The Red chamber additionally urged the federal authorities to embark on an extended-time period dedication to discover a pathway for higher water supply in Nigeria.
Senate President Bukola Saraki mentioned the senate must resolve the water challenge and discover a resolution that can enhance water provide to Nigeria.
Saraki mentioned the committee ought to take the work with the significance it deserves and shortly perform investigations to notably block the leakages within the space of corruption
He added, “This is of great concern to us. As a country, it is very embarrassing if our decline has gone down to 7% from 32%. As we all know, as a country, there must be adequate water supply for all our operations.”