The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to mark the 2016 World Water Day. It is an annual event celebrated all over the world on every 22nd of March. .
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 23 years on, World Water Day is celebrated around the world every year, shining the spotlight on a different issue.
It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
This year’s World Water Day theme is: Water and jobs, it focuses on the central role that water plays in creating and supporting good quality jobs. Also, it focuses on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and their livehoods and to transform societies and the nation’s economies
It is in the light of the above, and in conformity with global practice, that the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has lined up activities to mark this year’s World Water Day. The activities include; press briefing, sensitization walk (float) which is scheduled to hold on Monday 21stMarch, 2016 at 8:00am. The exercise is expected to take off from the Federal Secretariat and terminates at NTA Headquarters, area 11 and a symposium on the 22nd March, 2016 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre by 9:00 am. .We will wrap up the day’s activities with an exhibition of various water related products.
The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu (FNSE) and the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Rabi Jimetta and other stakeholders in the water sector will participate in all the activities.
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