The Federal Government has said Nigerians criticising the National Water Resources Bill 2020 are doing so out of mischief.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, stated this at a press conference he addressed with the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to Mohammed, the critics of the bill are ill-informed of its provisions, noting that those condemning the bill either have not read it.
He said the bill was for the good of the nation and has no hidden agenda whatsoever.
He said: “Also, we cannot rule out deliberate mischief by some of those who have been portraying the Bill as a new source of conflict.
“We are therefore using this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to avail themselves of the provisions of the Bill to avoid being misled by those who have chosen to politicise it.
“We also want to state that the Bill is for the good of the nation, and has no hidden agenda whatsoever.
“Finally, when passed into law, the National Water Resources Bill 2020 will provide for the enhancement of the Nigeria Water Sector, in line with global best practices.”