Mission Statement


To Increase Sustainable Access to Piped Water Networks in The Urban Centres Nationwide Through Partnership.


  • Increase Access to Piped Water Networks Nationwide.
  • Improve Service Reliabilty and Financial Viability of Water Utilities.
  • Create Enabling Environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Water Sector


The water sector in Nigeria is segmented into three main areas; Rural, Small Towns, and Urban subsectors. Prior to the reform programme in the sector, Nigeria water utilities had serious issues ranging from inadequate water supply and poor infrastructures affecting the production and distribution capacity, which impinged negatively on the utility’s revenue generation, and financial obligations to suppliers and staff.

In a bid to close the gap, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and development partners designed a means to fill the identified gaps in utilities governance and operational efficiency, one of which is the National Urban Water Sector Reform Programme (NUWSRP) to support investment towards improving water Services in 2004 with the support of the World Bank, as a strategic response to the low level of access to water services in Nigeria.

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