The Department of Catchment Management and Water Utilization is a technical department in the Commission with 3 divisions. The divisions are:

  • Water Use Efficiency
  • Public Water Services, Tariff and Charges
  • Catchment Management Planning

The Department is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the activities of the 8 Catchment Management Offices located in the 8 hydrological areas which are as follows:

  1. Western Littoral Catchment Management office Oshogbo, Osun State.
  2. Niger Central Catchment Management Office, Minna, Niger State.
  3. Eastern Littoral Catchment Management Office, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
  4. Niger South Catchment Management office, Asaba, Delta State.
  5. Lower Benue Catchment management Office, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  6. Upper Benue Catchment Management Office, Gombe, Gombe State.
  7. Lake Chad Catchment Management Office, Dutse, Jigawa State.
  8. Niger North Catchment Management Office, Gusau, Zamfara State.



The department has the following functions as shown below:

  • Preparation of Water Efficiency Strategies;
  • Prioritize water use to ensure water balance even in drought situation.
  • Access water availability and demands;
  • Promote strategies on provision of safe water for all Nigerians;
  • Detailed knowledge of existing abstraction and storage;
  • Explore possible changes in abstraction and storage regimes that may mitigate ill effects of past developments.
  • Apply priorities set down by government to encourage desired development;
  • Monitor impact on the water resources of the Basins;
  • Produce Catchment Management Plans for water management and
  • Implement a time bound action plan to meet the standards set jointly with Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) for the Basins.
  • Development of water allocation plan for the purpose of collaborating with the Department of Allocation and Authorization in water allocation to prospective licencees.
  • Undertakes the installation of water metering equipment at the point of abstraction.



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.