Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, FNSE is Minister of Water Resources with a rich pedigree in public and private sectors of Nigeria's development. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria in 1984 and Master of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Reading, UK in 2004.
He commenced his carrier in the Nigerian public sector and later co-founded a private engineering consultancy firm with core competence in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Consultancy.
He has delivered many projects in Nigeria in engineering and infrastructural works, including roads, water supply, public & private buildings and many others. Engr. Suleiman is the immediate Past President of the Association of Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN). He is also a distinguished Council member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE), Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (FNIWE) and Fellow, Nigerian Association of Hydro geologists (FNAH).
Since assuming office as the Minister of Water Resources in November 2015, Engr. Suleiman has brought his diverse wealth of professional engineering and business experience to bear on the Nigerian Water Sector. His visionary leadership has catalysed positive impact in the Sector, especially with the approval of the Water Resources Roadmap, Water Resources Bill, National Water Resources Policy and the National Irrigation& Drainage Policy by the Federal Executive Council. He is currently leading a new initiative to ensure that Nigeria attains the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (Goal 6), by collaborating with various stakeholders under the programme â€śPartnership for Expanded Water Sanitation and Hygieneâ€ť (PEWASH). Furthermore, Engr. Suleiman championed efforts leading to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of a National Action Plan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with the declaration of a State of Emergency on the Sector in April 2018 and Presidential Executive Order No. 5 in February 2018. He is the current Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority and Lake Chad Basin Commission.