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Drillers call on Buhari to revive local water pipe companies

By Emmanuella Asuquo

Association of Water and Drilling Practitioners have called on the Federal Government to revive local and moribund, Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe, UPVC, manufacturing companies in the country in order to create job for Nigerians.

This was contained in a communiqué jointly signed by the National president, Michael Ale and the National secretary, Yomi Adeyemi at the end of its fifth annual general meeting held in Abuja.

The association said that revamping the ailing sector would create jobs and make equipment for water projects and uses available and affordable in Nigeria.

The communiqué stated that revitalizing the moribund local UPVC manufacturing company in the country would help the value chain of the water supply industry.

While appreciating the federal government for the previous support and intervention the association also called for the establishment of National unified Task Force towards quality environmental impact management, effective and efficient water supply strategies in the country.

It said that regulation and standardization of borehole drilling and water supply activities generally would serve as a source of internally generated revenue at all tiers of government.

“Collaboration of the association and other government water regulatory agencies will enhance water supply sustainability to the public.”

“There is a need for an upgrade in economic value chain leading to indigenously fabricated equipment and materials from the prospecting stage to completion stage in order to: generate employment; Alleviate poverty; Advance technology and productivity; enhance industrial revolution; implore competitiveness and growth, the association said.

“We hereby request from the national government that locally fabricated Nigeria rig, made in Nigeria rigs be considered a priority in this next level agenda of water sustainability in Nigeria.”

The association promised to profile all water well drilling rigs (borehole drilling rigs) operating in all states of the federation to have a baseline insight of probable causes and effect of drilling activities in Nigeria and to advise the appropriate government arm after this exercise,” the association stated.

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