International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Assessment of the Strategies Adopted by Adamawa State Government towards Achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) in Water Supply
Dr. Olusegun Adegoke Adewusi

The paper assesses the various strategies adopted by Adamawa state government in ameliorating conditions of water supply in the state with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The paper makes use of secondary data obtained from National Bureau of Statistics affiliated office in the federal government secretariat, Yola and the policy document of Adamawa State Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Agency Yola. The secondary data obtained from these sources are used in measuring two major indicators in water related areas in Adamawa state. The indicators are the percentage of households using surface water as a source of drinking and cooking and sources of water in Adamawa state. The author also understudies various strategies adopted by the Adamawa state government in its water sector. The data collected are used to measure the indicators before and after the application of the strategies, using the neighbouring states of Taraba, Gombe and Yobe as control. The comparison of the indicators between the periods before intervention and after the intervention reveals that the strategies adopted by Adamawa state government were effective. The full implementation of the strategies by Adamawa state government is recommended by the study.

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