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Activists accuse Lagos of being untruthful over water privatisation plans

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A team of environmental justice non-governmental organisations opposed to the privatisation of water, the Our Water Our Right Coalition, has described as “extremely disturbing” the decision by the Lagos State Government to press ahead with its Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in the water sector even with what seems to be an overwhelming public rejection of the idea and repeated denials ...

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World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation

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Though the new Lagos Environment Law was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode some three weeks ago, Lagosians only decided to challenge it through a street protest on Wednesday, March 22 2017, to mark the World Water Day (WWD). World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis all over ...

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Lagos water courts tagged ‘illegal’, ‘unacceptable’

BABATUNDE-ADEJARE

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described Lagos State Government’s establishment of special courts to prosecute illegal water service providers as a cover for promoting water privatisation. The ERA/FoEN position is coming on the heels of media reports which indicated that Dr. Babatunde Adejare, the state Commissioner for Environment, announced the introduction of the courts at ...

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Water privatisation isn’t way out, crusaders urge Lagos lawmakers

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Civil society, community/faith-based groups, and labour activists numbering over 300 on Wednesday marched on the Lagos State House of Assembly, Secretariat to deliver a petition titled “Privatisation is not solution to Lagos water problem” to the Speaker of the House, Obasa Mudashiru. The protest march, which kicked off at the populated Ikeja Under Bridge, saw activists march through the streets, ...

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Lagos urged to shift stand on water privatisation

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Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Obasa Mudashiru, to side with Lagos people in rejecting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector. The ERA/FoEN, in a letter to the Speaker titled Privatisation Is Not Solution to Lagos Water Problem, frowned at attempts to foist the PPP model of ...

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Group knocks Lagos legislator’s water privatisation stand

Mudashiru Obasa

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described suggestions by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, that privatisation is the answer to the water needs of Lagosians as a “betrayal of the trust reposed on him by the electorate”. Obasa had, while speaking during a media parley to mark the first year of ...

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Lagos asked to clear the air on water privatisation scheme

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Deputy Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Akinbode Oluwafemi calls on Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to make a public statement on an alleged Public Private Partnership (PPP) water privatisation scheme in the state The failure of the Lagos State Government to open up on the controversial water PPP gives room for us to suspect that ...

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US legislator cautions World Bank on role in water privatisation

MJS Gwen Moore _OFFICIAL MUG

A United States lawmaker, Gwen Moore, has written the president of the World Bank Group (WBG), raising concerns about the international finance organisation’s role in the water sector. The House of Representatives legislator, in the correspondence, called on the Bank to stop funding and promoting water privatisation pending an independent review and congressional hearings on conflicts of interest created by ...

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Water: Activists want governments to prioritise people over profit

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As the world marks the 2016 World Water Day (WWD) on Tuesday March 22, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged federal and state governments to put the interest of the people and jobs over profits in the pursuit of providing the citizenry portable water for drinking and other uses. The international WWD reminds governments and ...

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Groups seek end to planned water privatisation in Ogun

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Plans by the Ogun State government to privatise water through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model promoted by the World Bank is a recipe to enslave citizens of the state and generations yet born, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) have said. ...

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