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Govt promises Nigerians easy access to safe water

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government has reiterated its unflinching commitment to ensure that Nigerians have easy access to safe water. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, gave this assurance on Thursday, January 20, 2022, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. She spoke at the opening ceremony of the national sensitisation workshop ...

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Minister orders clean up of grimy FCT satellite towns

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has ordered the comprehensive cleaning of all satellite towns across the six Area Councils of the territory. Dr Ramatu Aliyu, FCT Minister of State Aliyu gave the order in a statement issued by the Coordinator, Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Mr Obinna Ogwuegbu, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Abuja. ...

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Kaduna to spend N4.7bn on water, sanitation, hygiene in 2022

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N4.7 billion for the provision of water, sanitation, and hygiene services in its 2022 budget. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State This is contained in the 2022 budget size of N278.6 billion,  signed by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai on Dec. 22, 2021 in Kaduna, the state capital, on Monday, January 3, 2022. The budget document ...

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Govt constructed 12 dams in 2021, says minister

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it constructed 12 dams and developed  96,000 hectares of irrigated land as of 2021 through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Alhaji Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this at a media briefing on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Lagos. Mohammed said the ministry also constructed 159 Rural ...

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Govt urged to provide potable water in Ogoniland

Douglas Fabeke

A non-governmental organisation, the Ogoni Liberation Initiative, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide potable water to Ogoniland. Douglas Fabeke, President of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative The President of the group, Dr. Douglas Fabeke, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after a town hall meeting with the stakeholders from the six kingdoms of Ogoniland in Bori, traditional ...

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Nigeria needs N6trn to meet demands on water infrastructure – Minister

National Council on Water Resources

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says Nigeria needs not less than N6 trillion to meet the demands for water supply infrastructure in the country. Some delegates at the 28th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Water Resources Adamu said this at the 28th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Water Resources in Abuja on Tuesday, ...

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4% of healthcare facilities in Nigeria have access to WASH services – WaterAid

Evelyn Mere

An international non-governmental organisation, WaterAid Nigeria, has said that only four per cent of healthcare facilities in Nigeria have access to basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services.  Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The organisation warned that absence or lack of adequate WASH services in healthcare facilities could compromise patients’ safety; exacerbate infection spread, increase risks of hospital-acquired infections ...

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Nigeria to commercialise 12 River Basins

Ministry of Water Resources

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is set to commercialise the nation’s 12 River Basins to enable them to deliver on their mandate effectively. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu The Director, River Basin Operations and Inspection at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mr John Ochigbo, made the declaration at a news conference on Wednesday, December 8, ...

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Ondo spends N2bn to improve access to water – Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that over N2 billion was spent to improve access to water in the state within the last three years. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State The governor made this known on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Benin City, Edo State, while speaking at the 10th National Conference on Water with the theme: ...

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Association tasks Kaduna on improving water supply, SURWASH services

Nasir el-Rufai

Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), a non-governmental organisation, has called on the Kaduna State Government to improve water supply in parts of the state. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State It also called for an improved Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) services in the state. The Kaduna Coordinator of NEWSAN, Rev. Kuzasuwat Peter, made ...

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