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UNICEF sensitises 208 Plateau communities on sanitation, open defecation

Anthony Lake

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it had sensitised 208 communities in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State on sanitation and open defecation. Anthony Kirsopp Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Mr George Bekimbo, UNICEF consultant in the state, disclosed on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Jos, the state capital, adding that the exercise ...

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Sokoto urged to implement WASH policy

Aminu Tambuwal

A non-governmental organisation, Save The Child Initiative (STCI), has stressed the need for the Sokoto State Government to implement the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy to ensure maximum improvement on water and sanitation services in the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Programme Manager, e-WASH Project/Head of Programmes of STCI, Mr Muhammad Garba, made the call at the ...

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Kano deploys fresh strategies to ensure compliance with sanitation in 2020

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has said that it will deploy new strategies to make residents comply with the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Chairman of the state’s task force on sanitation Dr Kabiru Getso, revealed this after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in the state. He expressed dismay over the failure of residents ...

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Nasarawa vows to sanction violators of sanitation laws

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has vowed to punish violators of its sanitation laws. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Musa Ibrahim, the state’s Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources made this known in Lafia, the state capital, while monitoring the monthly sanitation exercise. The commissioner, who was represented by Rilwanu Ciroma, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said that stringent ...

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Lake Chad: Group seeks social cohesion through water resource management

Lake Chad KAS group

A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) has taken up an initiative to build peace and social cohesion in the Lake Chad Basin through cooperative water resource management. A kick-off meeting to that effect was held from December 2 to 3, 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroun. Lake Chad KAS group The preliminary meeting, according to the project promoters, offered an opportunity ...

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WaterAid solicits collaboration on accessible water, sanitation


WaterAid, an international non-governmental organization, has called on governments, development partners and relevant stakeholders to collaborate on providing access to clean water, decent toilets and sanitation. Observers believe that the bulk of the Nigerian population have limited access to potable water Mrs ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, Country Director of WaterAid, said this in a statement issued by Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, Communications and ...

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ERA wins Transformative Cities Peoples’ Choice Award in Amsterdam

ERA/FoEN Award

The “Our Water, Our Right Campaign” spearheaded by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has won the Transformative Cities 2019 People’s Choice Award in the water category. Deputy Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Akinbode Oluwafemi, receiving the award The ERA/FoEN-led campaign in Lagos received the highest votes in the water category on the sidelines of the International Conference  on “The Future is Public” holding in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ...

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Kano turns to community sanitation committees to enforce laws

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government plans to revive community sanitation committees across its 44 local government areas to enforce environmental sanitation laws. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Chairman of the State Task Force committee on sanitation, Dr Kabir Getso, made this known on Saturday, November 30, 2019 after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Kano, the state capital. Getso ...

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Reps call for water infrastructure audit across Nigeria

Suleiman Adamu

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to carry out a comprehensive audit on water infrastructure across the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu This was sequel to a unanimous adoption by Rep. Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP-Rivers) at the plenary on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Moving the motion earlier, Abiante said that a survey conducted by ...

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Buhari signs executive order to make Nigeria open defecation-free by 2025


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Abuja signed Executive Order 009 entitled: “The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019”. President Muhammadu Buhari The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the statement, the Order declares as follows: That ...

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