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Six states benefit from USAID urban water reform programme

Stephen Haykin

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has inaugurated a new urban water and sanitation programme to support efforts of six states to improve their water agencies for effective performance. The states are: Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba. At the announcement in Abuja, the USAID Mission Director, Mr Stephen Haykin, said the four-year $60.4 million programme would provide ...

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NCF calls for enforcement of sanitation laws to curb pollution

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 called for the enforcement of sanitation laws in Lagos State to serve as deterrent to abuses on the environment compounding plastic pollution. NCF President, Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Philip Asiodu, made the call at the “2018 Walk for Nature”, an annual initiative aimed at raising environmental education in Nigeria ...

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Handwashing Day: Stakeholders want water, sanitation, hygiene prioritised

suleiman adamu kazaure

Stakeholders in the water sector have called on government at all levels to prioritise provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to tackle spread of diseases in Nigeria. They made the call on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Abuja at an occasion to mark the global Handwashing Day, jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration ...

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60,000 under-fives die of diarrhea every year – WaterAid

Diarrhea deaths

WaterAid Nigeria says about 60,000 children below the age of five years still die every year in Nigeria, owing to diarrhea infections. The group made the disclosure in a statement endorsed by Oluseyi Abdulmalik, its Communications and Media Manager, and released on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Bauchi, to mark the Global Handwashing Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 15. “We ...

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Nigeria reviews National Environmental Sanitation Policy

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has commenced the review of the National Environmental Sanitation Policy to improve and promote sound environmental sanitation practices in the country. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr Leon Aliboh, said this on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the National Critique Workshop on the Review and Update of the National Environmental Sanitation Policy, ...

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Enugu urged to provide improved toilets for communities

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

International non-profit organisation, WaterAid, has called on the Enugu State Government to step up good sanitation practices by providing improved toilets for healthy living in communities in the state. The Sanitation Coordinator for WaterAid in Nigeria, Mrs Nneka Akwunwa, made at an advocacy and communication planning workshop in Enugu, the state capital, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Akwunwa told the ...

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Concern over India’s impending ODF status

India ODF

As India gets ready to mark the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary this year with celebrations about the nation’s impending open defecation free ODF status, a new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine has called for a drastic reality check. By February 2019, as per the government, India will lay claim to be an open defecation free ...

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Activists mark SDGs anniversary, urge Goal 6 prioritisation

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) has called on governments to prioritise Goal Six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their water and sanitation projects. The coalition made the call on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Abuja at a roundtable on the National Water Resources Bill, which is currently pending before the Senate, in commemoration of the ...

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Minister seeks time from court to account for spending on water

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos to “grant the Ministry more time within which to compile and furnish Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with information on the spending on water, and locations of specific projects, in view of the high volume of the information involved.” Mr Adamu said, “It is not true ...

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EU finances construction of public toilets in 14 towns in Ekiti

Ekiti West

The European Union is financing the construction of model public toilets in 14 small towns in Ekiti West and Gbonyin Local Governments, Ekiti State, under its Water Supply and Sanitation Reform Programme (WSSSRP) III. The project, titled: “Farewell to Open Defecation”, is being implemented by Bread of Life Development Foundation in collaboration with the Ekiti State Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation ...

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