Niger State Water Board has launched a corporate identity and brand development exercise in line with it’s corporatisation drive.

In a statement issued by Aliyu Jibo Garba, the Public Relations Manager of the Water Board, customers were notified of efforts already in place to make the utility – an independent, autonomous and commercially viable entity that will ensure efficient delivery of safe and clean drinking water to the people of Niger State.

The statement said to achieve this purpose, the Niger State Water Board has since started to build the capacity of management and staff, adopt new operational processes and procedures, introduce techniques aimed at improving services as well as partner with various stakeholders for inclusiveness in the discharge of the mandate of the organization.

In addition to this, a new corporate philosophy which includes a clear VISION, MISSION and CORE VALUES that will guide the organization’s routine functions, is said to have been created and adopted.

New units like the Customer Care, Non-Revenue Water, Gender and Pro-poor as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Units have been established for the purpose of engendering professionalism in the execution of tasks as well as transparency and accountability in the State Water Board.

The utility has created a new logo for adoption to reflect it’s new identity.

The new logo which would be unveiled after Governor Abubakar Sani Bello grants accent to the recently passed State Assembly Bill establishing the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation, was selected after a Statewide Logo Competition facilitated by E-WASH

At the end of the selection process, a graphic designer, Victor Osheku, won a cash prize of N150,000 for submitting the best entry ahead of two runners-up who will receive consolation cash prizes of N100,000 and N50,000, respectively.