A technocrat cum politician, Adamu has a rich pedigree in the public and private sectors of Nigeria’s development. His career in the public sector began at the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) in 1985, where he supervised roads and bridges construction in Abuja Central Area Project; and at the Water Resources and Engineering Construction Agency (WRECA), Kano State, where he designed, supervised and managed several water and dam projects.
Since assuming office as the Minister of Water Resources in 2015, Engr. Adamu has brought his diverse wealth of professional, engineering and business experience to bear on the Nigerian Water Sector. He championed efforts leading to the Federal Executive Council’s 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. Under his visionary leadership, Nigeria is underway to attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (Goal 6), through the ‘Partnership for Expanded Water Sanitation and Hygiene’ (PEWASH) program.
Engr. Suleiman Adamu 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)..
His sterling resume and accomplishments in the Nigeria Water sector stand him out among his peers and predecessors.