We drive Buhari’s food security agenda with crops entirely grown through biological processes — Engr. Saliu Ahmed

By Jimoh Babatunde

Saliu Ahmed, Managing Director of Benin Owena River Basin Authority, after crossing paths with President Muhammadu Buhari at the defunct PTF, struck a bond with Buhari and it was purely on the basis of merit that the President approved his headship of the River Basin Authority. In this interview, Ahmed speaks on his mandate.

On his mission
As Managing Director, Owena River Basin, I am almost halfway into the tenure. l have done about one year and eight months out of the four-year tenure and the impact of our policies is manifesting. The mandate of the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority is to manage, conserve water resources for the purpose of its use as sources of raw water for potable water supply to communities, irrigation as well as flood control. The River Basin Development Authority, under my leadership, has, through its annual budget, given a number of rural communities water through borehole sources. In the last two years, in our catchment areas, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti states as well as Delta North, we have sunk over three hundred boreholes. Some of them are fitted with hand pumps, some with solar power pumps and others with generator power pumps but, overall, we have over eighty per cent success rate.

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