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Group to end open defecation in 43-year-old Cross River school

Ben Ayade

An international faith-based group, Universal Men’s Fellowship, on Monday, October 18, 2021 laid the foundation stone for the construction of toilets in 43-year-old Government Technical College, Biakpan, Biase LGA of Cross River State. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Established in 1978, the school has over 500 students from the local communities of Biakpan, Etono and neighbouring Eziafor in ...

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Govt seeks collaborative efforts to promote handwashing culture

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to promote the culture of handwashing in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu made the call on Friday, October 15, 2021 at an event in Abuja to commemorate the 2021 Global Handwashing Day, with the theme, “Our Future is at Hand ...

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Handwashing Day: Global access to handwashing will gulp $11bn – Report

Global Handwashing Day

Just 10 days of smartphone sales would cover the $11billion cost of ensuring everyone in the poorest countries could wash their hands with soap and water at home by 2030, WaterAid said on Friday, October 15, 2021. Pupils during the Global Handwashing Day celebrations A new report by WHO and UNICEF, released on Friday on Global Handwashing Day, reveals that giving everyone in the world’s poorest countries access to handwashing with soap and water, ...

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Access to sanitation, hygiene safeguards public health, says Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 Global Handwashing Day, the Minister of State, Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has affirmed that access to sanitation and hygiene is not only a fundamental human right that safeguards public health and human dignity, but also a critical step in disease prevention and control. Environment Minister of State, Sharon ...

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CSO seeks implementation of water, sanitation fund for Nigeria

Ministry of Water Resources

A civil society organisation (CSO), the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), has called for implementation of a national fund targeted at programmes and projects to improve the nation’s water and sanitation needs. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu Mr Benson Attah, National Coordinator of the group, made the call in Abuja at a one-day Stakeholders Roundtable on Improving ...

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Africa water activists resist corporate privatisation as World Bank meets

CAPPA Water Privatisation

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the “Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition” have called on African governments to reject water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations back to the hands of the African people to be publicly funded and equitably managed. L-R: Achike Chude, Vice Chair of Joint Action Front; Aderonke Ige, ...

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Groups march on Lagos ministry, demand end to water privatisation

Our Water Our Right movement

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the Our Water Our Right movement have called on the Lagos State Government to reject all forms of corporate control of water and privatisation of water services, including through so-called “public-private partnerships.” CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, addressing participants at the Lagos Ministry of Environment and Water Resources The groups include ...

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Kano approves N137bn for water supply, others

Muhammad Garba

The Kano State Government has approved N137 billion for the provision of potable water in Gaya to combat cholera and to address other challenges. Malam Muhammad Garba, Kano State Commissioner of Information Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, said in a statement issued on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Kano that the approval was given at the end of the ...

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Cholera outbreak: Govt, donors urged to increase investment in water, sanitation

Evelyn Mere

Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria, Dr Evelyn Mere, has urged government and donors to step up their investments in water, sanitation and hygiene, to tackle cholera outbreaks in the country. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Mere made the call in a statement signed Mrs Rachel Ogunlana, Communications Support Consultant, WaterAid Nigeria, and made available on Thursday, October 7, 2021. She said ...

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CSOs, labour activists hold first Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation

Our Water Our Right Coalition

Civil society and labour activists from Africa campaigning against water privatisation will hold the first ever Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation from October 11 to 15, 2021. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting The week of action, which coincides with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings holding from ...

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