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Adopting ‘Clean India’ strategy in Nigeria’s anti-open defecation campaign

suleiman adamu kazaure

As part of efforts to boost India’s campaign against open defecation and its sanitation coverage, Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the “Swachh Bharat’’ Mission on Oct. 2, 2014. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister The five-year “Swachh Bharat’’ (Clean India) project was conceived and executed as a fitting tribute to India’s founding father, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 150th birth ...

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Open defecation: Fayemi declares emergency in water sector

Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Thursday, December 27, 2018 declared emergency in the water sector to ensure water supply to all nooks and crannies of the state. Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi He made the declaration in Ikun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the turn around water ...

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Ghanaian media takes on fight against open defecation


To the media, reporting on issues is usually the normal drill. But when media professionals decide to stick out their necks on an issue by taking a stand that borders on advocacy, then they are damn serious and mean business. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La ...

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N700m approved for completion of Farin Ruwa Dam project

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 said Federal Government has approved N700 million to complete the Farin Ruwa Hydro power project in Nasarawa State to boost power generation in the country. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Dr Musa Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) following the ...

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1.5m Rwandese to get AfDB’s €115m water lifeline

Wambui Gichuri

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services. Wambui Gichuri, the AfDB’s Director for Water Development and Sanitation The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas ...

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Government declares Cross River councils open defecation free

Gov Ben Ayade

The Federal Government has declared Ikom and Yala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Cross River State open defecation free (ODF). The declaration was made at a news conference held in Calabar, the state capital, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by the state Ministry of Water Resources. Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, who was ...

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Minister reiterates need for water supply, good sanitation

suleiman adamu kazaure

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 called on governments at all levels to ensure access to adequate water supply and sanitation. Adamu made the call at the inauguration of the Kamomi Aketi Accelerated Water Scheme at Ogbese in Akure North Local Government in Ondo State. He explained that the consequences of lack of access ...

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Nigerians urged to adopt environmental sanitation to reduce malaria


The Federal Government on Monday, December 10, 2018 urged Nigerians to adopt environmental sanitation measures to reduce breeding of mosquitoes and prevent malaria. Dr Audu Mohammed, the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), gave the advice at the Fourth Quarter Media Chat in Abuja. Mohammed, who was represented by Mr Chukwu Okoronkwo, Head of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation, ...

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UN-Habitat donates 50 public toilets to Kogi

Maimuna Moh’d Sharif

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has donated 50 public toilets to the Kogi State Government. Director of Sanitation in the Ministry of Environment, Mr Aaron Zakari, disclosed this on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Lokoja, the state capital, during a town hall meeting organised by the Justice, Development and Peace Development Commission (JDPC). Zakari, who said that the ...

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World Bank supports Bauchi’s water rehabilitation scheme with $65m

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The world Bank has donated $65 million to support Bauchi State urban water rehabilitation scheme. The Task Team Leader of the Bank in Nigeria, Dr Jamal Alkairy, disclosed this when he led stakeholders in the water sector on a courtesy call to the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr. Audu Katagum, in Bauchi, the state capital, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Jamal said the ...

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