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The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) is a governmental agency established under the Ministry of Water Resources. The Act for the establishment of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency was signed into law by the President on the 27th day of August, 2010

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Our Zonal Offices

Arising out of the agency’s organizational structure are EIGHT (8) Area offices, one in each of the EIGHT (8) Hydrological Areas. Two Field offices are also to be operated under each area office. The Area Offices are responsible for field investigations and carrying out of relevant activities of the Agency at the state and local government levels.

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To create a dynamic and advanced hydrological service with capabilities of facilitating and supporting the harnessing, controlling, preserving, development and management of Nigeria’s valuable water resources in a sustainable manner.



To provide information on the status and trends of the nation’s water resources including its location in time and space, extent, dependability, quality and the possibilities of its utilization and control, through the provision of reliable and high quality hydrological and hydrogeological data on a continuous basis.


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