Ministry of Water Resources worried by impact of climate change

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has expressed worry over impacts of climate change on water resources.

It said there was the need for pragmatic solution to the challenge.

Speaking at a workshop on the challenge, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Rabi Jimeta, said the meeting was to create awareness on the impacts of climate change on water resources development and management in the country.

Jimeta, who spoke through the Head of Climate Change of the ministry, Mukaila Babarinde, noted that the effect of climate change on water and sanitation in the country included severe drought and desertification.

She said in order to address the challenges, there was the need for development of adaptation programmes to enhance coping capacity of the people to the effects of the climate change.

On his part, the Managing Director of Upper Niger River Basin Development Authority, Dr. Lazarus Gaza who was represented by Engineer Mamman Sani Usman, lamented that the impact of climate change had become unbearable.