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Govt, states told to honour agreements on water, sanitation

Water-rationing

The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has urged the Federal Government to honour agreements and declarations entered with water and sanitation sector operators to ensure accelerated Open Defecation Free (ODF) societies. Water rationing National Coordinator of the society, Mr Benson Attah, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in ...

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Govt reaffirms commitment to provision of safe, sustainable water

Water-Gaya-Silkami

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring safe and sustainable water for all citizens. Water supply in Gaya Silkami, Adamawa State Mrs Rukayat Bako, the Deputy Director, Quality Control and Sanitation in the ministry, gave the assurance in Lokoja, Kogi State, at a workshop on ‘’Water Safety Plan (WSP)’’ for water ...

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WaterAid says 3.9m people lack access to potable water in Bauchi

Kaduna community

The Acting Director (Programme) WaterAid Nigeria, Mr Mike Essien, said on Monday, August 5, 2019 that no fewer than 3.9 million people in Bauchi State lacked access to potable water. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in the community Addressing newsmen on post-election ...

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Govt commits to provision of water, sanitation

Kaduna community

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to the provision of adequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the country. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in the community Mrs Comfort Ekaro, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, said this at ...

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WaterAid, CSOs launch post-electoral ‘Keep Your Promises’ campaign

Kaduna community

WaterAid has called on elected officials to honour their election campaign commitments to prioritise the improvement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access over the course of their tenure in office. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided by SHAWN II Project in the community This, says the ...

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2021 9th World Water Forum flagged-off in Dakar

Dakar Kick-Off Meeting

In preparation for the 9th edition of the World Water Forum, to be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2021, the Kick-Off Meeting (Preparatory Process) was held on from Thursday, June 20 to Friday 21, 2019 in the Senegalese capital by the Government of Senegal and the World Water Council. The activity was launched by the Minister of Water and Sanitation ...

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N500m earth dam water scheme in Edo to be completed in 2020

Godwin-Obaseki

The Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority says the ongoing construction of an earth dam at Otuo in the Owan-East Local Government Area of Edo State will be completed and ready for use by year 2020. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Saliu Ahmed, the Managing Director of the authority, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Auchi in ...

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Govt intensifies campaign to curb open defecation

A school toilet for girls

The Federal Government says it has embarked on strategic awareness programmes toward eradicating the menace of open defecation that has become prevalent in many parts of the country. A school toilet for girls Mrs Comfort Ekaro, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, announced this during the inaugural meeting of the Planning Committee for the National Launch of the Clean ...

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Niger inaugurates committee on effective water, sanitation, hygiene services

Minna

The Niger State Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a seven-man Project Steering Committee (SPSC) to ensure that effective water, sanitation and hygiene services are implemented. Minna, the Niger State capital city Alh. Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said in a statement by his Information Officer, Tanko Lawal, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 that government was committed to ...

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Govt urged to partner with stakeholders to enhance access to water

Water fountain

The Society for the Promotion of People’s Rights, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has charged the Federal Government on effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders to enhance access to clean water and sanitation. A water fountain in Chicago. Photo credit: iStockphoto President of the organisation, Mr Williams Osaze, who made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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