Group, known as Connected Advocacy, Monday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari on the political will to formulate policies that would safeguard and secure the nation’s water bodies by 30 percent before the end of 2030.
President of the group, Comrade Israel Orekha made the call during the launch of #SavourOurWaters in commemoration of the World Water Day.
The programme was held in Benin with the theme: ‘Implementation of 30×30 Agenda for Sustainable Environment and Blue Ocean Economy Towards Improving Value for Water.’
He said if the president could put policies in place and muster the political will to secure our water bodies, prevent the indiscriminate dumping of waste into it before the end of 2030, our aquatic life will be safeguarded.
Comrade Orekha added that the country is famous for signing treaties with various countries and organisations but lacks the political will to implement them, stressing that such has been one of the banes militating against the country which must be corrected if the nation must move forward.
Orekha stressed that in order to minimise the pollution of our water bodies, the indigenous people should be trained on how to protect their source of water as the government cannot be everywhere at the same time.
Orekha further called on the Federal Government to invest more resources on our water ways to create employment for the teeming youth and reduce restiveness in the country.