World Water Day: Ogun Restates Commitment To Positive Change In Water, Sanitation Sector

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To ensure adequate water availability and sanitation for all in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, Ogun State government has restated its commitment to accelerate positive changes in the water sector.

Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya gave the assurance during a stakeholders forum to mark this year World Water Day themed “Accelerating Change” held at the Oba’s Complex, State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oresanya noted that to make the accelerating change possible in the sector, stakeholders and state government must use the forum to take a critical diagnosis affecting the sector and proffer practical and sustainable solution.

Furthermore, he used the occasion to commend some of the stakeholders especially companies who have embraced water stewardship and are executing initiative as well as project towards sustainable water management and governance in the state.

He hinted that their efforts would greatly contribute to the state’s government desire at accelerating the desired positive change in water and sanitation sector.

Delivering a key note address during the forum, Managing Director of Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority, Otunba Olufemi Odumosu said that providing access to safe water is one of the most effective instrument of poverty alleviation and reduction.

He stated: “The theme for this year ‘Accelerating Change’ emphasis the need to speed up action towards sustainable management of the water resource with just seven years left to achieve the SDG.

“The theme for this year’s World Water Day draws attention to the need for quick action to solve the global water and sanitation crisis.”