Minister instructs irrigation committee on efficient and sustainable practices
The Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Eng. Suleiman Adamu, called on members of the Nigerian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (NINCID) to ensure a paradigm shift from traditional and unregulated irrigation practices in Nigeria towards a more sustainable approach to water use management land and water.
Engineer Suleiman Adamu gave this charge on Monday, Via Zoom during the National Irrigation Forum meeting on Institutional Strengthening and Management of Public Irrigation Systems in Nigeria and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Committee of Nigeria on Irrigation and Drainage (NINCID) held in Ibadan, Oyo State from Monday 30th to Tuesday May 2022.
Engr Adamu said that Nigeria is endowed with water resources but the sustainability of this endowment is threatened by land degradation, deforestation, rapid population growth and other socio-economic developments including the effect of the climate change.
Earlier in her welcome address, NINCID Chairperson and Federal Ministry of Water Resources Director of Irrigation and Drainage, Ms. Oyeronke Oluniyi, recalled that NINCID is a subsidiary of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), a leading non-governmental, non-profit, techno-scientific international organization dedicated to improving water and land management to improve global food and fiber supplies for Humanity.