Alh. Ibrahim Muhammad Garba Hannungiwa (Hon. Commissioner)
A holder of Master of Development Studies Degree from the Bayero University Kano, Honorable Ibrahim Muhammad Garba was born on the first day of May 1959 in Hannun Giwa village of Sule TankarKar Local Government area. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Development studies and a Diploma in Arabic, Hausa and Islamic studies, all obtained from the Bayero University, Kano between 1995 and 2009.
Honorable Ibrahim Muhammad Garba who represented Gumel, Maigatri, Sule Tankarkar and Gagarawa Federal constituency from 2003 to 2015 was also a two term chairman of Sule Tankarkar Local Government Council under the defunct SDP in 1991 and the UNCP in 2007.
He served as Special Adviser to state Governor on Assembly Matters from 1999 to 2001 when he was appointed the Director General of the Ministry for Religious Affairs a positioned he relinquished to contest the House of Representatives seat in 2003.
An active unionist in his student days at the Bayero University, Kano, Honorable Ibrahim Muhammad Garba held various positions in all the political parties he joined which culminated with him serving as member of the A.P.C Presidential campaign committee between 2014 and 2015 (contact and mobilization committee North West Zone).
Engr. Gambo S. Malam (Permanent Secretary)
ENGR. GAMBO S. MALAM
Jigawa is one of the third generation states in Nigeria typified by rural settings; challenged by poor and emerging infrastructure and social facilities. The geographical location of the state Jigawa State is one of thirty-six states that constitute Federal Republic of Nigeria. It has a projected population of 5,861,159 (2016), and it is situated in north-western part of the country between Latitudes 110N to 130N and Longitudes 80E to 10.150E. Kano and Katsina States border Jigawa to the west, Bauchi State to the east and Yobe State to the northeast. To the north, Jigawa shares an international border with Republic of Niger.
Water has a significant correlation with health and the general welfare of people - a critical factor for life and livelihoods. Good sanitation is also sine-qua-non for a healthy community. The Jigawa State CDF document clearly acknowledges that ‘the positive correlation between improved water and sanitation services and health status of the population is self-evident. Better hygiene and improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation accelerate progress toward the reduction of infant and child mortality rates and improve productivity among the population. Conversely, poor hygiene and poor access to safe drinking water and sanitation services increase mortality from preventable diseases particularly among women, children and other poor segments of society. The link between water and sanitation and the various manifestation of poverty is clear and provides both a context and framework for policies and interventions in Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes’. Perhaps the most critical aspects of this correlation are :( data to back claim)
The Jigawa State Water Sector comprises of the Ministry of Water Resources and its three Agencies namely; Jigawa State Water Board (JSWB), Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (STOWA) and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA).
MISSION:- To promote water resources development and facilitate the provision of safe water and sanitation to the delight of esteemed customers through effective and efficient autonomous water administrations.
OBJECTIVES:- The objectives set for the achievement of this policy are:
CORE MANDATES :-
FUNCTIONS:- The Jigawa State Ministry for Water supply and Sanitation like any similar sector at Federal or State levels is responsible for coordinating the sector units and activities. Specifically, within this jurisdiction the ministry is responsible for: