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UNESCO urges African leaders to invest in SDG 6


By the close of Friday October 18, 2019, the 2019 Climate Chance Summit taking place at the International Conference Centre, Accra in Ghana will end with participants identifying innovative initiatives for climate actions across Africa. One of the key thematic areas that an innovative initiative will be expected from is adaptation and water in Africa. SDG 6: Clean water and ...

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94% Nigerians do not practice proper hand washing – UNICEF

Global Handwashing Day

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says 94 per cent Nigerians do not practice proper hand washing in the country. Pupils during the Global Handwashing Day celebrations Mr Oumar Doumbouya, a UNICEF representative, said this on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Abuja during the 2019 Global Hand washing Day Celebration with the theme: “Clean Hands for All’’ . ...

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UN concludes second phase of water sanitation programme in C/River

Ben Ayade

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the government of Cross River has concluded Phase 2 of the Water Supply Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSSRP) in the state. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The programme, which was aimed at ensuring portable water supply in Yakurr and Boki Local Government ...

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Stakeholders task Lagos governor on keeping water in public realm

ERA/FoEN Lagos Water

Civil society and grassroots groups that participated in a stakeholder dialogue on the Lagos water crisis have demanded that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu shun the privatisation path of his predecessors and manage water in the public realm. L-R: Veteran unionist, Comrade Sylvester Ejiofor; representatives of Lagos Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Engr. M.A Yinusa and Mrs Hellen Taiwo; and ERA/FoEN ...

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Group seeks laws to improve water supply, sanitation in Plateau

Kaduna community

A Jos, Plateau State-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Network of Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), has advised the Plateau State House of Assembly to enact laws that will enhance water supply and sanitation in the state. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in ...

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‘Nigeria yet to tackle basic water, sanitation challenges at 59’

WHO IDP camp

A Global Private Sector Representative of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), says Nigeria is yet to tackle basic water and sanitation challenges as it marks its 59th Independence the country. Internally Displaced Persons queuing up for water at Muna IDPs camp. Photo credit: WHO/CE.Onuekwe Dr Igwe Nicholas, the Managing Director, Zenith Water Projects Ltd. said this in an interview ...

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Why Nigeria should criminalise open defecation to safeguard health, environment

A school toilet for girls

The significance of sanitation to safeguard human health is undisputable, it is essential for human dignity, health and well-being. Curbing open defecation: A school toilet for girls Open defecation, which has become a daily occurrence in many parts of Nigeria, is not only a practice that infringes on human dignity, but that which in addition has severe consequences on people’s ...

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Forest governance and answering nature’s call

Aboagyekrom Junior High School

Ghana’s forests have historically been the domain of the government and the timber industry. The often marginalised and impoverished communities who live in their vicinity had little or no say in how they were run. What’s more, until recently, locals would watch as vast profits from razing the tropical forests flowed out of their areas without trace. No longer. Some ...

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Ending open defecation for healthy living

A school toilet for girls

Mrs Eno Etukudoh, 54, says that she and her children have lived at the bank of Calabar River for many years, where open defecation is rampant due to lack of toilets. A school toilet for girls According to her, her business, including fishing and other water-related ventures depend on the water from the river, unaware of the health implications of ...

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Sanitation corps to enforce environmental laws for cleaner Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has reaffirmed its readiness to implement relevant laws to achieve a cleaner environment, in line with the Lagos State Environmental Protection Law, 2017. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Mr Kehinde Adebayo, made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Lagos. ...

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