On the occasion of World Water Day today, every resident of Lagos has been advised to lead by example; value every drop of water and act like every day is World Water Day.
The Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services, Mr Lekan Shodeinde gave the advice in Agege during an event organised by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources in collaboration with WaterAid and Kimberly Clark Project, to mark this year’s World Water Day with the theme: “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible”
Mr Shodeinde noted that this year’s campaign will explain the vital role of groundwater in Water and Sanitation system, Agriculture, Industry, Ecosystem and Climate Change adaptation, with a vote message that protecting and sustainably exploiting groundwater will be central to surviving and adapting in a changing world and its environment as well as meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population.
Represented by the Director, Drainage Enforcement and Compliance, Mr Mamoud Adegbite, the Permanent Secretary stated that in recognition of the need for a firm institutional arrangement in the water sector, the Sanwo-Olu’s administration regulation of this sector is based on inclusiveness, building technical expertise and technology to create a robust structure capable of exploiting opportunities locally and internationally as well as tackling challenges in the sector.
Earlier, the Director Water Resources, Mrs Omolanke Taiwo said the Ministry is also looking forward to welcome all studies and research in terms of data gathering that can assist the State in decision and policy making.