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Borno State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) is an agency established by the state government under the edict by the State House of Assembly in 1999, which was later revised in 2004. The agency has seven (7) departments/directorates, namely: Administration and Supplies; Planning, Research and Statistics; Groundwater Resources; Sanitation; Water Quality and Hygiene; Finance and Account as well as Operations and Maintenance department. Each department is been headed by a director.


To ensure sustainable provision and access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation services for all citizens through investment, capacity building, partnership and robust performance management system.


A healthy community with safe water tap running in every house


  • Team work
  • Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Transparency
  • Accountability


RUWASSA is responsible for the establishment, control, management and development of water works in rural communities of Borno State.

As part of her mandates, the agency conducts assessments for groundwater exploration and exploitation in rural communities. It also constructs and rehabilitates water supply structures in such communities.

In collaboration with development partners, such as UNICEF, AfDB, ICRC etc., the agency executes WASH activities and any other relevant poverty alleviation programs in the rural communities of Borno State. It also mobilises rural people for community training and development.