|Presidential Summit on Water 2013, Nigeria|
The Summit was hosted by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR on 18th and 19th February, 2013 at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja, Nigeria. He was ably supported by the Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo. The theme of the summit was Innovative Funding of the Water Sector in Nigeria.
The 2-day Summit was attended by high profile guests including former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former President John Kufour of Ghana. The Prime Minister of Egypt was represented by the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation. Others were Mr Gilbert Mbeserubusa, Vice President of African Development Bank, Dr Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organisation, the President of ECOWAS, Mr Girish Menon of WaterAid, Senate President David Mark, several governors, ministers, ambassadors, captains of industry, head of international organisations, stakeholders and practitioners in the water sector.