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KWSG reiterates readiness for collaboration in SUR-Wash programme

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The Kwara State Government has reiterated that its doors are widely opened for collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja, and other potential investors, in order to bring Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SUR-Wash) Programme to the people of the state.

The State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Usman Yunusa Lade made the reiteration during a meeting with the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja, held in his office.

Lade said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is always ready to invest in the SUR-Wash and Water sector in general, as part of his electioneering campaign promises to the people of the state.

According to him, the state government has many appreciable plans in the water sector and SUR-Wash programme, adding that part of it is the state government’s policy to come up with smart public toilet in the nearest future.

Earlier, Mr. Abdulyekeen Olutade, who led the delegation to the Ministry while briefing the meeting, said that the former administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declared a state of emergency in 2018 to revitalize the wash sector Nationwide.

Part of the aims and objectives of SUR-Wash, Olutade said, is to increase water supply and sanitation facilities in the state and encourage the state to invest more in the wash sector.

The Financial Management Expert of the X317 Consulting Firm, Mr. Olufemi Egbeyomi disclosed that their visit was to encourage the state to work out an action plan, stressing that the federal government already had a National Action Plan to work with.

Egbeyomi disclosed further that the major purpose of coming is to establish the National Action Plan office in the state and the local government areas, look at their challenges and where they could come in for possible assistance.

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