Sokoto State water board (SSWB) and the E.Wash customers forum has been urged to partners in order to make availability of water supply in the state more effective.
Institutional And Policy Development Specialist E.WASH Dr. Muslim Idris made the plea at this year’s WASH Customer Forum quarterly review meeting held at Dankani Guest Place, Sokoto.
Dr. Muslim also charged them to ensure more dedication and commitment to the actualization of the E.WASH lofty goals.
Speaking earlier, the Sokoto state team leader of E.WASH Program Mr. Isiyaku Zyok, described the forum as a platform created for urban water and sanitation dialogue with the participation of all relevant stakeholders.
He emphasized the importance of awareness on the urban WASH reform to both community members and Water Board to manage change and achieve timely decisions and actions.
On the drafted constitution of the State WASH Customer Forum, he solicited contributions from participants on the suggestion, observation, and recommendation for correction where necessary before the adaptation as the constitution of the forum.
In his address the Acting General Manager Sokoto State Water Board Alhaji Sama’ila Sanda Umar who was represented by the Deputy General Manager Commercial, Alhaji Sani .B. Muhammad described the WASH Customer Forum as vital in canvassing support and understanding from the public on the activities of the board.
He, therefore, assured the board’s unflinching support and assistance to the forum for optimum results.
Earlier in a remark, the state chairman WASH Customer Forum Alhaji Ibrahim .N. Ibrahim enumerated some of the achievements recorded so far by the forum.
He, however, sought more support from E.WASH and the State Water Board in the area of training of other forum members from the zones as well as office accommodation for the smooth running of their affairs.
The meeting was attended by Water Board zonal area managers, some Media and Civil Society Organisation representatives as well as members of WASH Customer Forum.