Nigeria To Enforce Water Tests For Boreholes—Minister


Plans to enforce a mandatory water test policy for the drilling of boreholes and other water projects are set to be implemented by the Nigerian Government.

This was contained in the announcement made by the Minister of Water Resources, Malam Suleiman Adamu on Sunday during the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) interview forum in Abuja.

Adamu said the policy is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to strengthen its National Reference Laboratories to solve the problems of water quality, standards and monitoring in Nigeria. He stressed that periodic water tests and quality water surveillance were being carried out in adherence to the Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality.

According to him, the ministry is equally giving priority to the completion of the National Reference Laboratories.

He said, “We are going to come up with a policy in all our water projects that when you drill boreholes, part of the condition is you must do water tests.

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Sahara Reporters, 02-10-22