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Discovering the core stakeholders in the Nigerian urban water supply system

Gyau Baffour Awuah, Kwasi; Bijimi, Charles Kyom

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Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah

Charles Kyom Bijimi


Core stakeholders’ engagement and involvement are now a sine qua non of resources administration and management. This followed the emergence of pluralistic forms of governance, which call for greater democracy and emphasises transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and engagement as credentials for sustainable resource management. Nigeria has embraced these pluralistic forms of governance in its water sector as part of efforts to promote sustainable water resource management. However, to successfully engage and involve core stakeholders in the face of myriad urban water supply challenges and achieve optimal outcomes remain a challenge as it is unclear who the core stakeholders are. This study examines Nigerian’s urban water supply system and the extent of the interests of the stakeholders to identify the core stakeholders as an input towards facilitating sustainable water resources management in the country based on a survey of urban water supply experts in the country. The study finds 15 core or primary stakeholders out of 25 stakeholders and note that their core stakeholder status is linked to their direct involvement or connection with the water supply system and its successful running, which is rooted in them being customers or investors or regulators and enforcers of regulation, funders, supervisors, and the need to respect community and social interests. The study concludes that whilst the engagement of all stakeholders is good for sustainable water resources management in Nigeria, engagement, and involvement of the 15 core stakeholders is paramount to the sustainable and successful operations of the country’s urban water supply system.


Gyau Baffour Awuah, K., & Bijimi, C. K. (2024). Discovering the core stakeholders in the Nigerian urban water supply system. #Journal not on list, 10(1), 8.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 16, 2023
Online Publication Date Dec 14, 2023
Publication Date Feb 1, 2024
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2024
Journal Sustainable Water Resources Management
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 8
Keywords Sustainable, Nigeria, Urban, Stakeholder, Water supply


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