World Water Day is set aside to commemorate the importance of water to
human life. BORBDA has always associated itself with this day either by
commissioning of water projects or flagging – off of new ones in its catchment

WWD is celebrated annually on 22nd March as a means of focusing attention
on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable
management of fresh water resources. It is about taking action to tackle the
global water crises, in support of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6:
Water and Sanitation for All by 2030.

BORBDA, the Managing Director said, has followed its mandate which is to
provide water in areas of human needs across its catchment areas in the very
remote areas where clean water is difficult to access from the streams and
rivers due to river pollution.
Other works necessary for the Authority’s function has been successfully
carried out, viz:- to operate and maintain dams, wells, boreholes, irrigation and
drainage system.
Engr Ahmed further said this year edition of the WWD was celebrated
simultaneously across the authority’s catchment states with the
commissioning of water schemes and the flagging – off of the 2023 planting
In his presentation, the Resource Person, Mr Abdullai Hafiz Ikharo said water
scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population, this figure if not
checked, could rise as temperature do. He attributed the dwindling water
resources to stress, increasing drought and desertification. Others he said
include lack of supply and safely managed sanitation. In that regard, statistic
projection indicates that by 2050 one of four persons will suffer real water
“To curb these malfeasance and in other to achieve Sustainable Development
Goal (SDG6) as rightly encapsulated in this year’s edition of WWD
“Accelerating Change To Solve The Water and Sanitation Crises”. It’s advisable
that protection and restoration of ecosystems is essential, ensuring universal
safe and affordable drinking water including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
(WASH) is embraced as core elements in all sectors.
“Governments at all levels need to prioritised investment in water
infrastructure and basic maintenance. The need for the federal government to
collaborate with all the stakeholders to make voluntary commitments to
accelerating progress on the SDG6 was also emphasized.
“Observing the above, communities and the world at large can access portable
drinking water and sanitation facilities. Therefore, the need to encourage,
educate, take action in management, usage and consumption of water is
In his goodwill messages, the General Manager, Ekiti Water Corporation, Ekiti
State Mr Oluwole Afolabi represented by Mr Niyi Oyeniyan thanked BORBDA
for bringing water to the door step of Oye Local Government Area and sued for
its sustainability.
The Council Chairman, Hon. Sunday Ajimoko represented by the secretary to
the local government shared same view. Oba Solomon Olawale Adeloye,
Familola I “Owa of Ayegbaju” represented by High Chief Idowu Stephen Ige
‘The Oniran of Ajegbaju gave their goodwill messages and proceeded to
commission the water scheme.