The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and other development partners, designed a means to fill the identified gaps in the area of the utilities’ governance and operational efficiency. One of these initiatives was the conceptualization of the National Urban Water Sector Reform Program (NUWSRP). The idea is to support investment towards improving water services with the support of the World Bank.
The 1st NUWSRP was implemented from September 2004 to September 2013 for three states; (Ogun, Kaduna and Enugu) by the states and Federal Coordinating Unit.
The 2nd NUWSRP commenced in July 2005 with two states; (Lagos and Cross River).
The 3rd NUWSRP, which is aimed at water utility sustainable performance improvement, became effective in February 2015 to March 2021. The 3rd project is divided into two tiers.