World Water Day- Ogun Restates Committment To Adequate Water Provision - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, March 24, 2023

World Water Day- Ogun Restates Committment To Adequate Water Provision

Ogun State Government has restated its commitment to accelerating positive changes in the water sector, so as to ensure adequate water availability and sanitation for all, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 6.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya gave the assurance during stakeholders forum as part of activities marking this year's World Water Day with the theme "Accelerating Change" held at the Oba's Complex, State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan,Abeokuta.

The Commissioner  said to make the accelerating change possible in the water sector, the stakeholders and the state government must use the forum to take a  critical diagnosis of issues affecting the sector and proffer practical and sustainable solution. 

Oresanya also used the opportunity to commend some of the stakeholders especially companies who have embraced water stewardship and are executing  initiative and project towards sustainable water management and governance in the state 

He says their efforts will greatly contribute to the state's government desire at accelerating the desired positive change in water and sanitation sector. 

Also the Managing Director of Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority, Otunba Olufemi Odumosu who delivered a key note address during the forum, says providing access to safe water is one of the most effective instrument of poverty alleviation and reduction 

Speaking further on this year's theme of "Accelerating Change" he emphasised the need to speed up action towards sustainable management of the water resource with just seven years left to achieve the SDG. 

 The theme for this year's World Water Day draws attention to the need for quick action to solve the global water and sanitation crisis.

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