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1.3m engage in open defecation in Edo, says UNICEF

Godwin-Obaseki

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, June 7, 2018 said 1.3 million of Edo State population still practised open defecation, and attributed it to low level awareness on healthy living and sanitation among residents. Mrs Mohsema Ishan, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist in the world body, made this known in Benin City, the state capital, at ...

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Collective effort needed to stop open defecation, says government

suleiman adamu kazaure

Deputy Director, Sanitation, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mr Emmanuel Eze, has called for collective action to end open defecation practice, saying the Federal Government alone cannot do it. Eze, who said this at the end of a two-day Workshop on Validation of ODF Communities in Nigeria on Thursday, June 7, 2018, said that all hands must be on deck ...

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Niger to commence monthly environmental sanitation in July

Alhaji-Abubakar-Sani-Bello

The Niger State Government on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 said that it would commence monthly environmental sanitation across the state in July to ensure clean environment and healthy living. The state Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Alhaji Idris Amin, made this known after a cleaning exercise carried out in Minna the state capital, to mark this year’s World Environmental Day. ...

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Concern over states’ delay in keying into completed dam projects

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has expressed concern over the delay by state governments in keying into completed dam projects by the Federal Government towards improving water supply in the country. Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that it was sad to note that previous collaborative efforts between the federal and states government ...

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GWP-WA boss appointed chair of chairs of regional partnerships

Professor Amadou Hama Maiga

Chair of Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA), Professor Amadou Hama Maiga, has been appointed as Chair of Chairs of the Regional Water Partnerships. This formed one of the major highlights of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Regional Days meeting held from May 22 to 26, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. In this capacity, the GWP-WA Chair will be responsible for ...

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Niger to spend N50b on water works reticulation

Alhaji-Abubakar-Sani-Bello

The Niger State Government said on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 that it would spend over N50 billion on the reticulation of Minna, Suleja, Bida and Kontagora water works. Gov. Abubakar Bello told newsmen in Minna, the state capital, that the state government would go into Public Private Partnership (PPP) to ensure adequate water supply in major towns in the state. ...

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Government inaugurates Daura water schemes after 20-year neglect

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Government on Monday, May 28, 2018 inaugurated the Sabke, Dutsi and Mashi water supply schemes in Daura, Katsina State, after two decades of abandonment. The water schemes, conceived and started in 1998 by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, was abandoned by previous administrations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ...

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Kano unveils N98b five-year water plan

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has unveiled a five-year water development plan that would cost over N98 billion. Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Usman Riruwai, who unveiled the plan at a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Kano, the state capital, said it was meant to overcome the persistent shortage of water in the metropolitan areas of the state. ...

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Zamfara expends N9.2b on 30 water projects

Dr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, says his administration has spent over N9.2 billion on 30 water projects across the state. Yari disclosed this on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 while speaking at the 2018 Democracy Day Celebration held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex, Gusau. He said since water was considered as a necessity of life, his administration had since inception ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid clamours better toilets, accurate information about periods

A school toilet for girls

Around the world, one in three girls face inadequate toilets, and many others face social and cultural limits when on their periods. On the occasion of the 2018 Menstrual Hygiene Day observered on Monday, May 28, WaterAid Nigeria, an international organisation, is encouraging governments around the world to prioritise better toilets and washing facilities in schools, and to provide accurate information around ...

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