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By Our Reporter

The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Utsev, on Tuesday warned that the Federal Government would sanction producers of substandard products used for water supply and irrigation.

Utsev sounded the warning during a visit to the Panar Ltd.,Kano, producers of pipes and other fittings used in water supply, irrigation and consumption in the country.

He said that the government would not spare those who produce any gadgets that are not of standard,saying, “we will sanction any company that brings substandard products into the country.”

To Panar Ltd, the minister expressed satisfaction with the standard of the company’s products,and asked the management to sustain it and continue to promote local content in line with the Nigerian content quality.

“This is part of the mandate of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu. We encourage water users to partner with them.

“We also call on those in the irrigation sector to partner with them as well. The duty of the Federal Government is to supply potable water to the people as the states and local governments should also do so.

“We have to take these measures to secure the water supply schemes as many of the water schemes have failed due to substandard materials,” the minister added.

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