2022 World Water Day: ACCI Solicits for Water Visibility

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has solicited for water visibility as an imperative for achieving national prosperity as ACCI joins the world in marking the 2022 World Water Day (WWD).

The 2022 World Water Day with the theme, “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” is geared towards taking action to tackle the global water crisis and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water across the globe.

The March 22nd annual celebration of World Water Day since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater and availability of safe water to the people.


The President of ACCI, Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar in his remark said “the lack of access to water has contributed to the out of school children crisis whereby children go a long distance to fetch water, it is largely responsible for poor hygiene and also frustrates the drive for gender equality as water plays a critical role in the daily activities of women.”

According to the United Nations water data shows that Nigeria ranks least among peers in the region with regards to the proportion of water bodies with good water quality that it possesses. Besides Uganda which presented no data, Nigeria ranked least with 12% quality water compared to Benin Republic and Niger Republic with 89% and 60% respectively.

He stated that, “water availability is key to diversification of the economy especially in the agricultural sector which will boost irrigation farming and will help curb the farmers-herders clashes as water is a key in ranching.”

He called for improved funding to Bridge the water infrastructural gap which is needed to attract private investors that will help in the access to quality water.

Ama Agbebaku

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