llegal commercial water users to be prosecuted- FG


The Federal Government has disclosed that all has been put in place to prosecute all illegal commercial water users in the country upon refusal to obtain water use licenses.

This was stated by the Executive Director, Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, NIWRMC, Reuben Habu, in Abuja, following high revenue loss in the sector.

Habu said the Commission has the powers to prosecute any company or individual involved in criminal activities in the water sector.

He said refusal or failure to obtain a water-use license by any eligible person or corporate entity is a clear violation of the law of the land and, constitutes an offence, liable to prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction.

On sensitization and awareness creation on the water use licenses he said the Commission’s team on monitoring and enforcement will ensure people and corporate organizations do what is legally acceptable in the sector.