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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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Toilet Day: Govts urged to provide eco-friendly sanitary facilities

Sharon Ikeazor

Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has advised stakeholders and government at all levels to ensure Nigerians have access to eco-friendly sanitary facilities. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor Ikeazor, who gave the advice during the celebration of World Toilet Day on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Abuja, said that eco-friendly sanitary facility would help in addressing open defecation and other sanitation ...

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Akwapim South school girls in Ghana benefit from reusable pads initiative

Reusable pad initiative

All things being normal in the female reproductive system, one of the things that every growing up girl will experience is menstruation. And yet for most girls and women, menstruation is a big issue, because of the associated shame, stigma and misinformation. Liz Jones of Soroptimist Club of Benicia, California presenting the reusable pads to a representative of the girls ...

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Group clamours framework on faecal sludge management to save sanitation workers

Toilet sanitation worker

WaterAid, an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, has called for the development of a framework on faecal sludge management in Nigeria, even as a new report exposes grim working conditions for millions of sanitation workers in the developing world. A toilet sanitation worker Millions of sanitation workers in developing countries like Nigeria are forced to work ...

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Govt builds, upgrades water plants in Kwara

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Ilorin inaugurated two million cubic metres water plants in Malete, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu The construction and upgrading of the waterworks were at the instance of the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA). Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, who ...

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Katsina declares State of Emergency on water, sanitation

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has declared a State of Emergency to address the decline in water, sanitation and hygiene services in the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Masari who made the declaration at a press conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Katsina, the state capital, also launched a campaign against open defecation across ...

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