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Water Day: Sanwo-Olu told to stop water privatisation plans

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Lagos Governor-Elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, from continuing the path of previous administrations in the state that set-in motion plans to privatise water in Lagos. Babajide Sanwo-Olu In a statement issued to mark the 2019 World Water Day, the movement said that ...

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Water Day: World council, OECD seek to advance water security in Africa

WWC - OECD

Loic Fauchon, President of the World Water Council, joined Jose Angel Gurria Trevino, Secretary General of the OECD, for World Water Day to reveal a new collaboration. OECD, Paris, France Meeting with Angel Gurria Secretary-General, OECD and Loic Fauchon, President of the World Water Council (WWC) on March 22, 2019. Photo credit: OECD/Victor Tonelli They launched a new programme to ...

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Water Day: WaterAid, PIND seek increased water, sanitation investment

WHO IDP camp

As the world commemorates this year’s World Water Day under the umbrella theme set by UN-Water, “Leaving no one behind”, WaterAid Nigeria and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) are calling for stronger protections against overuse and misuse of water supply and an acceleration in the provision of sustainable WASH services for all so as to reach everyone ...

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Water Day: Group says all tiers of govt must budget for water

Water

The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has called on all tiers of government to prioritise the provision of potable water and sanitation in their budgets. Children and women, who are the main collectors of domestic water, often walk long distances to fetch water The Group’s National Coordinator, Mr Benson Attah, made the call at the opening of a one-day ...

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Water Day: Stakeholders want major sources of water revived

Water

Water sector stakeholders on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 expressed displeasure over lack of sources of potable water, calling on governments and private sectors to collaborate to revive major sources of water across the country. Observers believe that the bulk of the Lagos population have limited access to potable water They made the call at a stakeholders’ forum organised by Water ...

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Water Day: Stakeholders raise concerns for Nigeria’s water crises

Suleiman Adamu

Stakeholders on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 called on all tiers of government and political actors to show more commitment, actions and deliberate funding to reverse the nation’s water situation. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources This was the thrust at the Global Citizen event held in Abuja in partnership with Procter and Gamble to celebrate the 2019 World Water Day, ...

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Water Day: Raising awareness on water poverty, inclusion of marginalised persons

People with Disability

The Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation is partnering with Sustainable Waste Africa Initiative (SAWI) and Media for Community Change (MFCC) in Abuja to sensitise women and other stakeholders on the need to involve the marginalised people when making plans for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The theme for 2019 World Water Day is geared towards encouraging people and organisations to ...

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Government approves €64.75m for Kano water project

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 approved the sum of €64.75 million to improve water supply in Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Hajia Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. She ...

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We won’t privatise dams, says government

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 denied claims that the federal government was privatising the nation’s dams, saying what was being done was hydropower concessioning. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Adamu said this at the opening of a Media Water Sector Workshop in Abuja. According to him, what is being done is ...

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Women’s Day: Access to water crucial to emancipating women – AWWASHNet

Gender

As the world commemorates the 2019 International Women’s Day, the Africa Women Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNET) has urged women and gender rights groups to continue challenging water privatisation plans in the country including the Public Private Partnership (PPP) plans spearheaded by the Lagos State Government. According to gender roles, women are responsible for domestic chores, including food production, ...

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