Th e Nigerian Government says it is committed to providing policies that will protect, control and regulate all the water sources in the country for the benefit of all. The Minister of Water Resources , Engr. Suleiman Adamu stated this during the National Validation Workshop on the Draft National Water Source Protection Policy, 2020 which was organized by the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, in Abuja. Engr. Adamu said that Nigeria appears to have abundant water resources and its sustainability is threatened by land degradation, deforestation , rapid population growth and other socio- economic development as well as climate change which has placed pressure on water resources. He said that to address security issues related to Water Sources, a partnership approach is being proposed, involving Federal, State, and Local or communal government entities, private sector owner, operators and representatives organizations academic professionals bodies and nonprofit and private  volunteer or responsibility for protecting the Nation’s critical sector assets. “There is a need to assist stakeholders in the sector and general populace to fully appreciate the very useful provision of the policy framework. It is noteworthy that the policy framework provides for the creation of an enabling environment for public and private sector investments . While establishing a Water Sector Development through tariffs, including creation of an enabling climate for increased private sector participation in service delivery through Public Private Partnership Management Contract “Adamu said.

On his part, the Executive Director, Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, Engr. Umar Bashir Magashi,
emphasized on the need to provide quantitative and qualitative water for Nigerians through professional and efficient management policies. “Finalising the Policy and need  for its speedy approval and enforcement has become pertinent because despite all efforts in the promulgation of various decrees, laws and policies in the past, due to some short comings, the sector has been faced with challenges of polluted water sources, deteriorated assets”. Engr Magashi said. He explained that the National Water Source Protection Policy is an update of the existing policies, taking into consideration the latest developments in the sector, nationally and internationally. The two days event had the theme “Finalization of the National Water Source Protection Policy Document”.



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.