1. Introduction

The department of Allocation and Authorization is one of the core technical department in the Commission.

It is made up of three distinct divisions with specific functions. The Department is basically charged with the responsibilities of processing and issuance of license for all licensable water use activities, in addition to monitoring developments that can impact water quality for river flows and take proactive role.

  1. Structure of the Department

The Department is made up three (3) distinct Divisions;

  • Water Allocation
  • Development Control
  • Authorization and Licensing.


  1. Functions of the Department

The functions of the Department are specific to the Divisions as detailed below:

  • Determine and regulate sectorial and geographical water allocation.
  • Determine the level of water pollution using the “polluter” and “user pays” principles.
  • Collaborate with other departments and agencies to determine acceptable level of pollution by discharge that meet water quality standards for each river basin;
  • Working with dam operators to determine & approve rule curves.
  • Monitoring developments that can impact water quality for river flows and take proactive role.
  • Conflict resolution on technical issues with respect to licencing activities.
  • Ensuring dams safety operation in flood prevention.
  • Field monitoring & investigation of approved water development projects;
  • Review of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
  • Processing applications for water use licenses.
  • Analyze, assess and ensure due diligence on prospective Licensees in conjunction with other departments.
  • Study the viability of the project in relation to the license sought for.
  • Analyze the socio-economic impact of the Business firm seeking License.
  • Deal with other economic or social issues that may arise pre-issuance or post-issuance of the Water Use Licence.
  • Ensure local content and corporate social responsibilities are encouraged.
  • Ensuring that extraction or storage does not place the downstream users at disadvantage.
  • Ensuring that unintended adverse consequences are mitigated against during licence processing.
  • Specification of technical standards for water metering equipment.

Director, Authorization and Allocation


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.