Democracy Dividends: FG to partner states – Minister

By Ibrahim Kado


The Federal Government has expressed its resolve to collaborate with state governments to deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, Alhaji Bello Goronyo, made this known during a courtesy visit to Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa in Yola on Friday.

He said Adamawa is highly blessed with human and natural resources, as he visited dams and other irrigation sites in the state.

“I want to assure you that the federal ministry of water resources and sanitation is open for collaboration with your state and other states in the federation.

“The 8-point agenda of President Bola Tinubu, particularly on food security, is very important because with hunger we cannot achieve peace and security in Nigeria.

“So we believe much needed to be done, river basins are veritable tool in attaining food security and we have a lot of arable land,” Goronyo said.

According to him, if fully utilised it will solve a lot of problems especially creation of employment opportunities, among others.

Responding, Fintiri pledged to collaborate with the ministry to maximise the benefits of the ministry’s mandate.

He said the state government is in discussion with investors and other makers on how to take advantage of the available water in the state for public private partnership.

Fintiri also appreciated thebFederal Government on addressing open definition in the country.

“On the health aspect we will be collaborating to ensure that we put our resources, because whatever we do in the health sector if we do not take care of the open defecation is like we do nothing.

“And we will not be free from all the diseases because most of the airborne diseases are surrounded around the open defecation,” he said. (NAN)