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Bauchi state, USAID sign aggrement on urban water sector reform

Bauchi State and the USAID have signed s a cooperative development partnership which commits  the Bauchi State Government to making a 5% counterpart contribution for water sector reform project  supported by USAID/SUWASA in the state.

Governor  Mallam Isa Yuguda  signed on behalf of the state, and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Terence McCulley, signed for USAID, – the United States Aid agency helping the urban areas of Bauchi state to restructure its water board to increase access to water and sanitation services.

A new draft Water Policy, which brings Bauchi in alignment with the Federal Government’s policy, was passed in 2011, while sector stakeholders have approved a new institutional framework which changes the name of the utility to the Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation and introduces reforms to improve performance and increase access to water and sanitation services.

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