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Niger inaugurates committee on effective water, sanitation, hygiene services

The Niger State Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a seven-man Project Steering Committee (SPSC) to ensure that effective water, sanitation and hygiene services are implemented.

Minna, the Niger State capital city

Alh. Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said in a statement by his Information Officer, Tanko Lawal, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 that government was committed to ensuring that effective water, sanitation and hygiene services were in place to provide clean water for the people’s use.

He said that government was aware of the challenges of access to portable water and sanitation being experienced by residents, adding that the committee would help address the issues.

Matane lauded USAID for partnering with the state government to provide urban services to the people.

He urged members of the committee to sensitise the people to the importance of the project.

Matane, who said that the committee members were selected based on their Integrity and honesty, urged them to discharge their duties with sincerity and diligence.

Mr Hossana Dajan, Secretary of the committee, praised the state government for the confidence reposed in them and pledged to apply their experiences in the discharge of their duties.

The committees are to provide E-Wash and supervise other project during implementation, ensure linkage and synergy among Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as well as monitor and review report on progress and enhance sector coordination among them. 

By Rita Iliya

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