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Nigeria urges Niger Basin countries to pay financial contributions

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Nigerian Government has called on member countries of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to pay up their contributions towards sustaining the livelihoods of inhabitants of the basin. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Speaking at the opening of the 39th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of NBA in Abuja, Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, noted ...

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Commission expresses commitment to generate revenue from water sector

Suleiman Adamu

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) says it is committed to generating revenue from the water sector to develop infrastructure in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Magashi Bashir, the Executive Director of the commission, made this known on Friday, July 3, 2020 at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Bashir said ...

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Water experts call for partnerships in tackling challenges

Anders Berntell

Water experts from different countries across the globe are rooting for the partnership approach in solving problems related to the vital resource. The call comes as the water professional and authorities from Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Tanzania meet in South Africa for a week-long knowledge exchange organised by the 2030 Water Resource Group (2030 WRG), a global public-private-civil ...

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WaterAid supports UN’s call to end open defecation

  WaterAid has welcomed a new UN campaign championed by UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to end the practice of open defecation. Over 1 billion people around the world relieve themselves in bushes, in fields or at the sides of roads or railway tracks for lack of even a basic, shared pit in the ground. This is 14% of ...

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Stakeholders seek improved funding for water, sanitation

Following a review of current trends within the sector, experts have expressed concern over the prevailing situation and called for a thoughtful financial initiative that would aid the provision, management and maintenance of water. They likewise want the issue of infrastructures and sanitation addressed. At a daylong Media Roundtable on “Resources Mobilisation for Improved Water Supply and Sanitation service delivery ...

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NEST water scheme to ease climate stress in Kogi community

Residents of Ofante Community in Olamaboro Local Government area in Kogi State rolled out their drums recently at the commissioning of a public water project implemented by the Nigeria Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST) under a climate change initiative tagged the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP). A climate change and  development expert, Samson Samuel Ogallah, however warned that it is not yet ...

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Report: Nigeria not getting enough water, sanitation aid

Just $1.26 has been received in water and sanitation aid for each person in Nigeria on average for the years 2010-2012, according to a startling new report titled: “Bridging the Divide” released a week ago by the international development charity, WaterAid on the eve of World Water Day 2014. This is despite, 63.2 million people in Nigerian (39 percent of ...

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Effectively managing water resources to curb poverty

Akwa Ibom

Renowned personalities and friends of the earth including school children gathered recently in Lagos to observe the 12th S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture series organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Chevron Nigeria Limited, where participants underlined the need to effectively manage the nation’s water resources in order to reduce poverty. Indeed, concrete steps were recommended at the federal, ...

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Experts address waste, sanitation issues in West Africa

Waste management in line with contemporary realities seems to be of huge concern to environmentalists as well as stakeholders especially in developing countries. This thought was loudly expressed by participants at the First Let’s Do It African Conference in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Speaking on the “Causes and solutions of problems in waste and sanitation,” Muna Lakhani, representing the Institute ...

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PepsiCo bags 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award

PepsiCO has received the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its work to reduce water consumption in their operations and to help solve water challenges on a broad scale. The Stockholm Industry Water Award jury recognised PepsiCo’s efforts to increase water efficiency. The global food and beverage company conserved nearly 16 billion litres of water in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, ...

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