Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing the Abia-South Senatorial District of Abia State on Wednesday, said Nigeria has taken one step forward and 10 steps backward.
The Senator stated this during Wednesday plenary while lamenting about the critical state of pipe-borne water in the country.
“It is only in Abuja that one can find pipe-borne water. It’s a disgrace to Nigeria.
“We’ve gone one step forward and 10 steps back. We should be providing pipe-born water to every household in Nigeria,” he said.
Consequently, the Senate directed the committee on water supply to carry out a holistic investigation into the declining state of water supply in Nigeria.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said the committee should take the work with the importance it deserves and quickly carry out investigations to particularly block the leakages in the area of corruption.
He added, “This is of great concern to us. As a country, it is very embarrassing if our decline has gone down to 7% from 32%.
“As we all know, as a country, there must be adequate water supply for all our operations.”