AN ASSESSMENT OF GOVERNMENT EFFORT ON THE PROVISION OF PORTABLE WATER SUPPLY

ABSTRACT

In this study, an effort was made to evaluate the government’s efforts in the Bida local government area to provide portable water supplies. The study looks into the availability, quality, and source of portable water in the study area. However, a questionnaire was created during the course of the study and used to produce data. Both descriptive and persuasive statistics were used to present and analyze the data collected through the administration of the questionnaire. According to the study, a sizable portion of households in the bida local government rely on public water sources. The formatted hypothesis was disregarded in favor of the H1 hypothesis.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Nigeria has a huge amount of surface and underground water resources, which call for a well-designed administrative structure that can effectively manage the resources. Nigeria’s current water supply situation is woefully inadequate. Through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), River Basin Authorities, DFRRI, National Water Supply Rehabilitation Project, National Borehole Program, and of course the current government’s Legislative Boreholes, the Federal, States, and Local Governments have over the years occasionally intervened in terms of providing potable water to the people. Despite these efforts, the supply of potable water is still subpar and woefully insufficient. In actuality, Nigeria’s water supply crisis is severe and can only be resolved by a properly coordinated approach.

in order to solve the issue.

Water supply is at the core of all development, urban or rural, according to Babatola (1997), Offodile (2003, 2006), Nwankwoala & Mom (2008). Any country’s development and water supply are ongoing, long-term processes that demand careful planning and execution aimed at enhancing living conditions. As a result, either the current water policy should be overhauled or reviewed, or a new national water policy should be developed that includes a thorough hydrogeological map of the entire nation. The test needs to be based on sources of known groundwater and surface water (Mobogunje, 1975).

Man cannot survive longer without food or water, according to Uwais (2004). But because rain brings water with it for free, man has until recently taken this rare resource for granted. Despite the fact that water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface, water has become a valuable resource in many parts of the world. Due to rising demand, a small supply, and declining quality from overuse, the threat of a global water crisis is becoming more and more real. It is widely acknowledged that the public’s health and wellbeing depend on having access to enough water for drinking, personal hygiene, and other domestic needs. It is a well-known fact that a significant portion of Nigeria’s population, primarily those living in rural areas, lack access to safe portable drinking water. About 90% of Nigeria’s rural communities also lack access to portable for domestic use. (uwais, 2004)

in order to solve the issue.

Water supply is at the core of all development, urban or rural, according to Babatola (1997), Offodile (2003, 2006), Nwankwoala & Mom (2008). Any country’s development and water supply are ongoing, long-term processes that demand careful planning and execution aimed at enhancing living conditions. As a result, either the current water policy should be overhauled or reviewed, or a new national water policy should be developed that includes a thorough hydrogeological map of the entire nation. The test needs to be based on sources of known groundwater and surface water (Mobogunje, 1975).

Man cannot survive longer without food or water, according to Uwais (2004). But because rain brings water with it for free, man has until recently taken this rare resource for granted.

 

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