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Water Day: Benue community urged to manage water source, use

CSDevNet Benue

The people of Angwan Jukun Community of Awe Street Makurdi, Benue State have been enjoined to protect their water source which is the River Benue and manage domestic water use. Participants at the event The call was made during an advocacy and training session held in the community to commemorate the 2019 World Water Day. Organised by civil society actors ...

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Guinness, WaterAid inaugurate ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi

Guinness and WaterAid

As part of its “Water of Life” project, Guinness Nigeria Plc partnered with WaterAid Nigeria to provide a solar powered water facility in the D’ka community of Wasagu LGA, Kebbi State with the goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being. L-R: Lawal Gwandu, Director Water ...

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Ekiti targets 85% potable water coverage

Kayode Fayemi

The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 reiterated its commitment to meeting 85 percent of the daily requirement of potable water for residents of the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Olumide Ajayi, announced this at the inauguration of water supply facilities constructed under the Phase Three (EU-WSSSRRPIII) Water ...

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Water Day: Access to potable water is a human right – CSDevNet

Water fountain

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), a coalition of NGOs, says access to potable water is a human right and therefore nobody should be denied of the right. A water fountain. Photo credit: iStockphoto Dr Ibrahim Choji, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CSDevNet, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Water Day: Fresh hopes for Ghanaian communities without access to safe water

Gonteng community

Ghana on Friday, March 22, 2019 joined the international community to celebrate World Water Day on the theme: “Leaving no one behind.” The thought-provoking theme is an indirect reflection on why people do not have access to safe water and sanitation. A member of the Gonteng community drinking from the Porto River At the time of the celebration, little Ewura ...

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Water Day: Water dilemma of Ebute-Ilaje community


Yusuf Shittu, Mary Adeoye, Elizabeth Williams, Olajumoke Adebayo and Emmanuel Osinaike, who are members of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, are undertaking a community-based project to improve access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Ebute-Ilaje, a riverine slum community in Bariga area of Lagos State as part of the fellowship programme. In this piece, they highlight the fact that ...

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Water Day: Coalition leads Lagosians against privatisation of public water

Our Water Our Right Coalition

To commemorate the 2019 World Water Day (WWD) marked on March 22, the Our Water Our Right Coalition has led Lagos residents to ask the governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to forget any plan to privatise public water in the state but make provision of potable water a priority of his administration. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at the town ...

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Water Day: Water the essential, abundant but scarce resource

Kaduna community

“Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’’ is a popular line from the “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’’, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. 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 The line described the predicament of a ...

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Govt inaugurates National Strategic Plan to boost rural water supply

suleiman adamu kazaure

Federal Government on Monday, March 25, 2019 inaugurated the national strategic plan tagged: “Village Level Operation and Maintenance (VLOM)” to boost supply of potable water to rural dwellers. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, inaugurated the strategic plan at stakeholders’ workshop on implementing the National Action Plan for the revitalisation of the Water, Sanitation ...

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Cross River to attain open defecation-free status in 2023

Gov Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government is looking forward to achieving open defecation-free (ODF) status in all the 18 local government areas of the state by 2023. Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River State Director-General of Rural, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSSA), Mr Ita Ikpeme, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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