The Federal Government has inaugurated a 10-man committee to develop an efficient framework for using water metering equipment to boost revenue generation.
Engr Magashi Bashir, Director General of Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, NIWRMC, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by Samson Ikemitang, Head of Public Relations.
He stated that the committee inauguration would facilitate efficient water usage monitoring to reduce consumption and waste rate.
He noted that very few facilities in the country currently have metering devices installed.
Bashir stressed that the internal components of water metering devices usually wear off, thus reducing the level of their accuracy and efficiency.
He added that this progressive drop in metering accuracy would, in most cases, result in revenue loss due to under-accounting of the volume of used water.
The Director of Water Allocation and Authorisation, Mr Shazali Uba Ajingi, said the committee would address the issue of improper management and billing in Nigeria.
Members of the committee include Engr. Yahya Dalha Kazaure, Dr Muslim Idris, Prof. A.B. Ahmed, Prof. Salisu Dan Azumi, Engr. Lanre Akinseye, Barr. Gboyega Oyekanmi, Engr. Opeyemi Olapade, Barr. Rotimi Ojegbile, Mr Shazali Uba Ajingi.