Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has signed into law a bill passed by the State House of Assembly to establish the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation.
State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nasara Dan- Malam made this known during a briefing after the weekly State Executive Council meeting held 20th May, 2020 at Government House, Minna .
According the Commissioner the law come into effect from the 25th of March, 2020.
Dan- Malam explained that the essence of the water and sewage corporation law is to achieve a developed water system in the State with the establishment of an independent.
Also to be autonomous and commercially viable utility that ensures efficient and sustainable delivery of safe, clean drinking water to the people of the State.
The establishment of the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation is the climax of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) program that seeks to give access to potable water to one hundred and fifty thousand households in six states in Nigeria including Niger.
In an another development, the Governor,also signed into law a bill passed by the State House of Assembly for the Niger State owned tertiary institutions academic staff retirement age from 60 years to 65 years old.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nasara Dan- Malam made this known during the post-exco briefing held at Government House, Minna.
According to him, “the older the better in academic performance of academic staff and can not afford to lose them early and therefore governor Abubakar Sani Bello found it necessary to review the bill to the benefit of the state”