In line with the Next Level Mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Regulation, another milestone was attained by NIWRM,the indefatigable Executive Director, Engr Magashi Umar Bashir FNAH,COMEG(REGTD) through efforts geared towards further repositioning and rebranding of the Commission, recently in Abuja signed a Memorandum Of Understanding  with the Voice of Nigeria(VON) to sensitize and educate Nigerians and the global community on the policy trust (mandate) Programme/ activities as well as achievements of the NIWRMC.

While signing the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Voice of Nigeria, Mr Magashi said that the organisation will assist the Commission publicise its mandate to Nigerians and people in the Diaspora.

The Executive Directive also said the MoU is to increase the commissions’ consciousness among Nigerians and the International community by creating more awareness about the policy thrust activities and achievements of NIWRMC.

“Basically the mandate of the Commission is to set standards and also to regulate water resources development in the country” Mr Magashi said. “The aim is to sensitize and educate Nigerians and the global community for effective utilization and management of water resources in the country”, he added

He urged the National Assembly as a matter of emergency to pass the bill as it has been there for the past fifteen years. Responding, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu appreciated the visit and also expressed the organisations readiness to partner with the Nigerian Integrated Water Resource Management Commission in carrying out its mandate for the benefit of the nation.


Engr. Victor Ojiako, hails from Awka in Awka South Local Government of Anambra State. He is a diligent and dedicated officer. An astute gentleman with much vigor to excel in all fronts.

A graduate of Chemical Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology and a member of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and member, Nigeria council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He has served in various capacities in MDAs.

He was Director, Catchment Management and Water Utilization department of the Commission before his present position. He is happily married and blessed with  children.

Mrs. Chinwe Florence Anozie

Mrs. Chinwe Florence Anozie, hails from Aguata LGA of Anambra State. She is a hardworking and dedicated lady who has the fear of God and this has helped her in the discharge of her duties as a personnel manager. She has served in various capacities in MDAs as

Head of Administration/Personnel in the Defunct National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), State Secretary of National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Anambra State Office, Head of Discipline- Federal Ministry of Information, Assistant Director -Promotion –Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Deputy Director- General Services- Federal Ministry of Justice before her present position.  She is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Administrators. She is married and blessed with children.


Shazali Uba Ajingi hails from Ajingi Local Government, Kano State. A graduate of Geography and Regional Planning, Post graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering with specialization in water Resources and environment all from Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Msc.  in Disaster Management with specialization in water related Disaster Mitigation from National Graduate institute for policy studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

He started his working career in October, 1999 as Hydro geologist with the Hadejia-jamare River basin Development authority (HJRBDA), Kano and served at various capacities until his redeployment to the Commission in July, 2010 where he was posted to Dutse (Lake chad Catchment office) to assist the catchment director and later in 2016 redeployed to Gusau (Niger – North Catchment Office) to head the office as Catchment Management officer.


Mrs. Jimeta Abbo Sakinatu Suleiman hails from Yola North Local Government of Adamawa state. She is God Fearing and hardworking and dedicated to her work.

A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri and a member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).     She has worked in different capacities in the MDAs such as Information Officer, Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority. She was Head of Commercials at a time and also Water Factory Manager at Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority. At the Commission, she was the immediate past Director of the department of Allocation and Authorization. She is married and blessed with children.