A civil society group is asking on the Nationwide Meeting to jettison the controversial Nationwide Water assets invoice, saying the invoice didn’t deal with the problems of accessibility and availability of water to extraordinary Nigerian residents.
Two years in the past, there was an enormous public outcry on the federal authorities’s proposed plan to manage water assets within the nation.
It additionally induced a debate on the ground of the senate, with some lawmakers disagreeing on some clauses of the invoice, saying it is going to deny Nigerians entry to this primary want.
Nevertheless, there are experiences that the invoice has been reintroduced once more to the Home of Representatives by the Presidency, and that sure clauses of the invoice are usually not solely draconian however does no good to any society.
The civil society additionally raised issues concerning the authorities plans to denationalise the water sector, saying such an initiative will deny extraordinary residents the essential rights to water.
The invoice, titled Nationwide Water Assets invoice, was reintroduced in the home of representatives earlier than it adjourned for a two-month recess on the 23rd of July, and was dedicated it to the committee of the entire, for third studying and ultimate passage.
These rights activists say the referral of the invoice breaches order 12, rule 16 of the standing orders of the home.
The invoice seeks to deliver all water assets and banks of the water sources beneath the management of the federal authorities by means of its companies to be established by the invoice.