TVC News covered the summit which started with a tour to the Ajiwa dam, one of the water source in Katsina state, produced and managed by the permanent secretary, Ministry of water resources in person of Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, under the chairmanship of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
In his welcome address, Mustapha Inuwa said his duty to the state was aimed at enlisting the support of the private sector in his efforts to change the dynamics of development in the interest of the people of Katsina and to provide a comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of impact of climate change on water resource, promotion of citizen and state action for water conservation, focused attention to vulnerable areas including over-exploited areas, increasing water use efficiency promotion of basin level integrated water resources management.
“We intend that by pointing up these as priority areas, broad-based wealth
would be created through large scale employment. We will support all
investors, but we will give top priority to investors who take advantage
of these priority areas. Their strong appeal to the Government is that
they offer the shortest route to both investor and government realizing
their joint objectives of wealth creation through large scale job