Ekiti, Delta, and five states are to receive a $50 million World Bank facility to develop “specific” water projects.
The other states are Katsina, Imo, Plateau, Kaduna and Bauchi.
The $50 million, according to the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, is part of the $700 million loans provided by the World Bank water supply to be boosted across the country.
Adamu spoke at the weekly Ministerial Briefing, organized by the Presidential Communications Team, in Abuja yesterday. He said the outcry over the National Water Resources Bill was unnecessary.
The minister explained that the government has taken a firm decision to regulate the water delivery system, as no data exists to effectively reform the sector.