Water Resources Bill, recipe for wars


FG insists on Water Resources Bill
FG insists on Water Resources Bill

THEY promised to bring it back. Now, they have made good their threat. This time, it is coming through Sada Soli Jibiya, the member representing Jibiya/Kaita Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The odious “Water Resources” Bill is back and already ruffling feathers.

This Bill was first introduced during the tenure of Yakubu Dogara as the Speaker, House of Representatives. It was comprehensively rejected and thrown out. In October 2020, the Bill was reintroduced under a National Assembly leadership that enjoys the support of the Muhammadu Buhari regime.

Again, the uproar it caused forced the sponsors to withdraw it “for better repackaging”. With less than eleven months to the end of the Buhari regime, another frantic effort to ram it through is being made.  What is wrong with this Bill? Who is it being packaged to benefit? What dangers does it portend?

The Bill is meant to empower the Federal Government to control all water resources in the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper