WSSSRP II Management


WSSSRP II technical assistance teams are embedded in the state Ministries of Water Resources in Anambra, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Osun and Yobe, and the FMWR. WSSSRP II helps deliver better water and sanitation for homes in cities, towns and rural areas.

WSSSRP II works in six EU-designated focal states and at national level in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Our technical assistance teams are embedded into the state Ministries of Water Resources in Anambra, Cross River, Jigawa, Kano, Osun and Yobe States, where we help support everyday activities as well as state-level policy development.

The Contracting Authority is the National Authorising Officer (NAO) of the European Development Fund (EDF), who is also the Minister of the National Planning Commission (NPC). The total cost of the programme is estimated at € 94,000,000 (approx. ₦ 19.73 billion)

Management Structure

Technical Assistance Team (TAT)

A TAT has been appointed to assist the National Authorising Officer (NAO) to implement the project in the FMWR and in the States to achieve the project objectives 1, 2 and 3. The TAT is a joint venture led by WS Atkins International and includes ITAD and Enplan. The TAT is embedded within the project implementing agencies at the federal level and in the six States. There are currently a Team Coordinator, two Institutional and Policy Experts (IPEs) and a Community Management Expert based in the FMWR and an IPE, a Water and Sanitation Expert (WSE) and a Community Mobiliser in each of the six states. These will be supplemented by other short term experts as and when required.

Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs)

The FMWR is the PIA at the federal level, with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry having the political responsibility for the implementation of project activities in the Ministry. He will, however, appoint the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics as the Project Director to supervise project implementation in the Ministry and its agencies. In the focal States, the State Ministry of Water Resources will function as the PIA. The Commissioner of the Ministry will exercise political responsibility, with the Director of Planning in the Ministry appointed as the State Project Director to supervise project implementation.

Project Recipient Agencies (PRAs)

At the federal level, the Project recipient agencies include the Departments of Planning, Research and Statistics and Water Quality Control and Sanitation; and the Integrated Water Resources Management Commission.

In each of the EU focal States, the recipient agencies will include:

•The Ministry of Water Resources;
• Urban Water Board or Corporation; and
•  The Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, where such an agency exists in the State.

Project Steering Committee (PSC)

A national level project steering committee shall be set up to oversee and validate the overall direction and policy of the project. The PSC will meet once a year and shall be composed of:the National Authorising Officer, who will be the Chairman;

•  The Federal Minister of Water Resources as co-­chair;
• Commissioner of Water Resources from each of the focal States;
• The Director for International Cooperation Department at the National Planning Commission will act as the -Secretary;
• A representative of the EU Delegation with an observer status and
• Representative of UNICEF as observer.

The PSC shall perform the following functions:
• Review the progress made by the FMWR and the focal States in the area of water sector reform; especially with policy, regulatory and institutional reforms and
• Exchange good practices among the States to encourage improved water governance, policies and actions (peer review).
State Project Steering Committee (SPSC)
In each of the focal States, the Commissioner for Water Resources shall establish and chair a SPSC, composed of representatives of project implementing and recipient agencies: Ministries of Local Government, Finance, Women Affairs, State Planning Commission, Chairmen of participating LGAs’ and CSOs. EU and UNICEF will be represented in the SPSCs as observers. The SPSC will:
• provide supervision and orientation;
• approve the State’s aggregated work plan,
• endorse reports on project progress;
• ensure linkage and synergy with other related programmes and projects by EU and other donors in the State, and
• relate with and report progress of project to the State Executive Council. The SPSC will meet at least every six months.