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Minister says 12.5m Nigerians have access to potable water

Ministry of Water Resources

No fewer than 12.5 million Nigerians have improved access to potable water in the last six years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, speaking during the session The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Training for Water Resources Correspondents in the water sector in Abuja on ...

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Union Bank to provide potable water to six geo-political zones in Nigeria

Water fountain

The Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) said on Friday, July 10, 2020 that it would provide potable water to the six geo-political zones in the country as part of its support and Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerians. Potable water. Photo credit: iStockphoto Mrs Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, Head, Strategic Corporate Communications and Marketing, UBN, made the disclosure at a Virtual Media Briefing ...

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Zamfara spends N456m annually on portable water supply, says gov

Bello Matawalle

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says the government spends over N456 million annually to provide free portable water to its residents. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State Matawalle made the disclosure on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Gusau, the state capital, while speaking to newsmen on the challenges facing his administration. He said: “We spend N38 million monthly on ...

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Ghana adopts risk-based approach to manage drinking water quality

Kwabena-Nyarko

Ghana now has in place a “Drinking Water Quality Management Framework” (DWQMF) that has adopted the risk-based approach as the foundation to managing the quality of drinking water in the country.  It is an integrated system of approaches and procedures that addresses the key factors governing drinking water quality and safety; and provides a risk management method, which is comprehensive ...

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World Water Day: Lagos residents demand potable water

Water

As planet Earth celebrates the 2017 World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 2017, Lagosians are calling on the state government to make potable water accessible to them in order to reduce the huge amount of money they spend in buying water, as well as to check the spread of water-borne diseases and related illnesses threatening lives and livelihood. The theme ...

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Community laments lack of drinking water in Otuoke, Jonathan’s hometown

Goodluck Jonathan

Elijah Ateki, the Chairman of the Community Development Committee of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has bemoaned the scarcity of potable water in the area. Ateki told the News Agency of Nigeria in Otuoke on Sunday that lack of drinking water was the major problem in the community. According to him, the situation is due to ...

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Zambia secures $129 million loans for water, power

Zambia 2

Zambia has contracted a loan of $15 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for implementation of a water supply and sanitation project in 16 districts of the Western Province. Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government has prioritised the region in accordance with its pro-poor policies. “The project will contribute to poverty alleviation and improve the health of Zambia’s ...

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NAFDAC counsels on packaged water

DG of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orh

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) principal consultant, Emmanuel Osiegbu, has said that the agency has undertaken the process of testing all commercially packaged water in the country to make sure that they conform to the requisite standard for consumption. Addressing owners of water companies in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, Osiegbu said the agency cannot categorically say the percentage contribution ...

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Makoko: Potable water from an unlikely source

In the course of my career as a development journalist, I have come to know some peri-urban communities in Lagos and a few other states in the country, where daunting challenges seem under-reported. Makoko, a riverside community located in the old Yaba area on the Lagos Mainland, was once again my destination in the desire to unravel how communities surrounded ...

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