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Govt inaugurates dam, irrigation compedium to attract investors into water sector

Compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 inaugurated a compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure as part of efforts to attract more investors into the water resources sector. Official inaguration of the compedium of irrigation and digital dams infrastructure Adamu, at the event in Abuja, noted that the Federal Government, through the ministry, embarked on construction of dams to ensure ...

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Govt, Gombe sign MoU to revamp regional water supply project


Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, and the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaborative funding of the Gombe Regional Water Supply Project. Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, and the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu The MoU is aimed at actualising the rehabilitation, upgrading and expansion of the 50 million litres per ...

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Protecting water sources critical to sustainability – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says that protection of water catchments in Nigeria, especially in densely populated areas is no longer an option but a requirement. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu stated this while delivering a keynote address at the National Validation workshop on the “Draft National Water Source Protection Policy 2020” in Abuja. He ...

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Enugu assembly passes bill to improve water supply, sanitation


The Enugu State House of Assembly has passed a bill that will improve water supply and sanitation services in the state. Enugu The bill, tagged “The right access to basic water and sanitation services’’, was passed on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 during plenary in Enugu, the state capital. Leading a debate on the bill, the leader of the assembly, Mr Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, said the state ...

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Access to WASH facilities will improve economies of developing countries – WaterAid

Evelyn Mere

WaterAid Nigeria says the economies of developing countries will be boosted by trillions of dollars over the next two decades if clean water, toilets, and hygiene facilities are accessible to everyone. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director WaterAid Country Director, Ms Evelyn Mere, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Mere ...

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$700m World Bank water project: Stakeholders call for states’ commitment

Suleiman Adamu

Stakeholders have called on states benefitting from the $700 million World Bank-supported Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) Programme to show political commitment for project sustainability. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu This was the consensus among stakeholders at a virtual SURWASH public consultation meeting held on Friday, June 25, 2021. The meeting was organised by ...

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Foundation partners Lagos on environmental sustainability

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

A non-governmental organisation, Sterling One Foundation, has pledged to strengthen its partnership with the Lagos State Government on environmental sustainability. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Its  Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Olapeju Ibekwe, disclosed this in an interview on the sidelines of the Lagos International Water Conference (LIWAC) in Lagos. Ibekwe said the Foundation was excited at the vision of ...

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Over 8m Lagosians lack access to clean water – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos International Water Conference

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 said that over 8 million people summing up 60 per cent of people living in the state lack access to clean water. L-R: Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; and Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO), Mrs Funke ...

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Kano declares state of emergency on open defecation

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has declared a state of emergency on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) so as to end open defecation, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, has announced. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State A statement signed by Mr Sanusi Kofarnaisa, the ministry’s public relations officer, which disclosed this on Sunday, June 20, 2021, quoted the state governor, ...

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Govt urges Kaduna residents to own, drive clean Nigeria campaign

Nasir el-Rufai

The Federal Government has urged residents of Kaduna State to own and drive the Clean Nigeria campaign in their respective communities, to stop open defecation. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State Mr Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, made the call on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the inauguration of “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign” and the National Youth ...

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