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World Water Day: Water Corporation carries out free water tests in Lagos

Muminu Badmus

The Lagos Water Corporation on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 said the corporation would carry out three-Day water tests in its eight operational regions in Lagos State, to mark the 2018 World Water Day. Mrs Monsurat Banire, the Lagos Water Corporation’s Head of Quality Assurance, said this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Rasaq Anifowoshe, in Lagos. ...

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Achieving sustainable water, sanitation management via research

suleiman adamu kazaure

Some students of the Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, recently visited some sites in Abuja to obtain a first-hand assessment of water and sanitation facilities. Their mission is to understand key environmental challenges and proffer solutions to them through research. They believe that the outcome of the research will contribute to achieving the17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before ...

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Ikeja Rotary Club donates sanitation materials to community

rotary club of ikeja

The Rotary Club of Ikeja has made a donation of sanitation materials to the Ipodo Community Market. This community development gesture, according to the President, Rotarian Adeniyi Adelaja, is in further demonstration of the club’s support for, and commitment to, the current Clean Lagos Initiative of the state government. Presenting the materials which included plastic waste bins, shovels, and brooms, ...

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World Water Day: What Nigeria needs to improve access to potable water

water-vendors

The World Bank recently published a report indicating that most Nigerians do not have access to potable water; the report that has raised concerns among stakeholders in the water supply sector across the country. Similarly, the United Nations observes that damaged ecosystems have affected the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption globally in recent times to complicate ...

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Ekiti establishes Water Regulatory Unit

Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Government has established Water Regulatory Unit in the state as part of initiatives to ensure efficient and sustainable potable water supply, Chief Tunde Ogunleye, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, has said. Ogunleye said while inaugurating the unit in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Monday, March 19, 2018 that it was aimed at regulating the production, distribution, ...

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Stakeholders task states on open defecation

suleiman adamu kazaure

Participants at the Conference on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) on Monday, March 19, 2018 urged state governments to develop programmes that would meet the Open Defecation Road Map and overall hygiene promotion in the country. They gave the advice in a communiqué issued in Abuja at the end of the conference by Mr Emmanuel Awe, Director, Water Quality Control and ...

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Lagos water corporation tasks workers on revenue generation

Muminu Badmus

The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) says it has formulated a strategy to ensure increased drive in its revenue generation. The LWC Managing Director, Mr Muminu Badmus, said this at the launch of the corporation’s Service Intensive Mechanism (SIM) in Lagos on Thursday, March 15, 2018. According to him, under the initiative, SIM, which is to improve on the corporation’s revenue ...

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12 world leaders issue call for accelerated water action

Antonio Guterres

A High Level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor has issued a New Agenda for Water Action, calling for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG6, can be achieved. This follows a two-year mandate to find ways to accelerate ...

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UNICEF wants better quality potable water for Nigerians

Pernille Ironside

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 called on the Federal Government to provide more quality potable water to Nigerians to prevent water borne diseases. Mr Jurji Zaid, the UNICEF Chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Nigeria, made the appeal at a media dialogue on Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Project, Phase III. The ...

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Government to publish details of spending, locations of water projects

suleiman adamu kazaure

Following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), the Federal Government has agreed to publish details of spending and locations of projects on water and sanitation for periods covering 2010-2016, as well as details of allocations to the 36 states of the federation. SERAP had last week asked Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, to “explain why ...

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