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21m people across six states get COVID-19, other diseases support

Evelyn Mere

The Heineken Africa Foundation, WaterAid Nigeria, civil society organisations and the government on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 celebrated a seven-month project that expanded hygiene access for marginalised and vulnerable communities in Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, Kaduna and Oyo states. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The N284 million Scale-Up Hygiene project was aimed at complementing government’s efforts in reducing the ...

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Govt urges states to prioritise investment in water sector

Water Resources Minister, Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has underscored the need for state governments to prioritise investment in the water sector, to achieve targets. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, was conferred the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers Adamu gave the advice at investiture ceremony of Mrs Chinwe Igwegbe, the 6th National Chairman of the Nigerian ...

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Access to water is a human right, affirms WASH expert

Timeyin Uwejamomere

Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is a human right and until Nigerians begin to challenge and appropriately respond to WASH challenges through the lens of human right, not much will be done. Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere This was the central message in a presentation made by Timeyin Uwejamomere, the Managing Partner/CEO, Mangrove & Partners Limited, during the 2021 Nigerian ...

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Poor physical planning poses challenge to sanitation in Bauchi, say stakeholders

Bala Mohammed

Stakeholders in the environment sector have identified poor physical planning as posing challenges to urban sanitation and faecal sludge management in the Bauchi metropolis. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State The stakeholders, with speciality in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), stated this on Friday, February 19, 2021 in a communiqué issued after a two-day dissemination workshop on contextual analysis of ...

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Two Nestlé for Healthier Kids schools get water and sanitation facilities

Nestlé for Healthier Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities as it is one of the sure ways of preventing the spread of the virus yet, globally, billions of people still lack access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), increasing the risk of infections and diseases. L-R: Representative of the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola; ...

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NCDC advocates for WASH in PHCs to curb disease outbreaks

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advocated for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) standard in the Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) nationwide to curb disease outbreaks. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC Dr Tochi Okwor, NCDC’s Head of Infection Prevention and Control Lead, made the call on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Abuja. Okwor spoke at the ...

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UNICEF wants states to take ownership of water, sanitation services

Bioye Ogunjobi

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF, Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, has called on states to show more commitment toward scaling up sanitation services and access to water supply in the country. Bioye Ogunjobi Ogunjobi made the call while delivering a report on the end of the UNICEF funded Sanitation, Hygiene and Water (SHAWN II) programme at the monthly ...

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Expert wants Nigeria to commercialise states water boards, agencies

Timeyin Uwejamomere

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expert, Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere, has called for the commercialisation of urban water supply services to improve access in the country. Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere Uwejamomere disclosed that, in building efficient and viable WASH agencies, Nigeria must find a way to make the administrative and management systems of WASH agencies more effective. He said commercialisation of ...

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Nigerian ‘WASH’ advocate bags Africa Youth Award

Wilson Atumeyi

Founder, Water with Development (WaterWide), Mr Wilson Atumeyi, has bagged the 2020 Africa Youth Awards. Wilson Atumeyi Atumeyi, who is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advocate, was selected among 10 nominees including men and women across different African countries, as the winner in the Advocate of the Year category. With strong representation from South Africa and Ghana on the ...

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Stemming the tide of open defecation: The Kwara approach

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Globally, Nigeria is ranked second after India on the rung of countries with the highest prevalent rate of open defecation practice, and the first in Africa, as at October 2019 Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State According to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM) 2019, 44 million people still practise open defecation in Nigeria, a ...

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