Efficient and equitable delivery of water for productive and sustainable domestic consumption, environmental benefit and economic use

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission is a unique Regulatory Organization, involving a partnership of the Federal, States, Local Governments and the Federal Capital Territory.

 To regulate, protect, conserve and control Water Resources defined in this Law as the “National Water Resources” (Act 2004) for equitable and sustainable social and economic development, also to maintain the environmental integrity of the ecosystem.

To be a world class Water Resources Regulatory Agency delivering sufficient quantity and quality of water, for all uses and users”.

“To provide socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, as well as effective and efficient Regulation of the Nation’s Water Resources”.

Strategy Development

  • The strategy is intended to provide for present and future water needs as well as support better collaboration amongst government agencies with responsibilities for Water Regulation.
  • It recognizes that water itself is dynamic, Water Regulatory decisions must be able to adapt to seasonal and climatic variability.
  • Water decisions affects the environment, social and economic conditions. Decision makers need to take a wide array of circumstances into account including:
  • Climate variability and change
  • Aging infrastructure
  • Population growth
  • Cumulative effects
  • Technological innovations
  • Changing water demands
  • Water management regime
  • Consumption levels
  • Land use changes
  • This Strategic Plan is coming at a time when the National Water Resources has to be effectively managed so as to ensure access to the National diversification process of the economy.
  • Insufficient availability and widespread water use restrictions have severely limited the economic growth of the nation and aggravated stresses on the natural resource base.
  • Nigeria is categorized by International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as experiencing physical and economic water scarcity.
  • The nation by virtue of its position downstream of all the shared rivers is “hostage to hydrology”.
  • The centrality of Water Resources management to poverty reduction and economic growth of the nation, the limitation of past efforts are part the reasons that led to the reforms in the Water Sector which informed the creation of the Commission to drive the attainment of IWRM goals.
  • The principal goal of the public reform as it affects Water Resources sector, as can be deduced from the vision and mission statement, is to reposition the Commission to provide the desired regulatory functions, necessary for the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).


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.