The senator representing the Abia-South Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, says Nigeria has taken one step forward and 10 steps backwards.
The Senator made this comment during Wednesday plenary while lamenting about the critical state of pipe-borne water in the country.
His words: “It is only in Abuja that one can find pipe-borne water. It’s a disgrace to Nigeria.
“We’ve gone one step forward and 10 steps back. We should be providing pipe-born water to every household in Nigeria,” he said.
Consequently, the Nigerian Senate directed the committee on water supply to carry out a holistic investigation into the declining state of water supply in Nigeria.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the committee should take the work with the importance it deserves and quickly carry out investigations to particularly block the leakages in the area of corruption.
Saraki added that “this is of great concern to us. As a country, it is very embarrassing if our decline has gone down to 7% from 32%.
“As we all know, as a country, there must be adequate water supply for all our operations,” the Senate President said.