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Dam down, water supplies failing in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray

Tigray region

Clean water supplies are running short in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region where a conflict has left infrastructure damaged and looted, equipment stolen and a dam inoperative, a state-run news agency said on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Some Ethiopians caught in the conflict in the Tigray region. Photo credit: AFP “It is difficult to provide citizens with clean water,” the Ethiopian ...

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No hidden agenda on National Water Resources Bill, says govt

National Water Bill

The Federal Government says, contrary to the position of some critics, it has no hidden agenda by pursuing the National Water Resources Bill 2020 before the National Assembly. L-R: Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Ekaro Comfort; Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and ...

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Shomolu, Ikorodu residents in Lagos want govt to address water concerns

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA)

Communities in Shomolu and Ikorodu have urged the Lagos State Government to urgently address the dire water situation in their localities that has made life unbearable for them. Officials of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) with residents of one of the communities visited The communities also want the state government to rehabilitate and make the waterworks in their ...

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Open defecation practice to end in Nigeria by 2025

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will end open defecation practice by 2025. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu gave this assurance at a Ministerial Press Briefing to mark his one year re-appointment in Abuja on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He noted that although only 27 out of the 774 local government areas were ...

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Study exposes derelict waterworks, poor infrastructure in Lagos

Tunji Bello

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has released a report of its three-month investigation on the status of the waterworks in Lagos in response to the state government’s public service campaign asking residents to wash their hands regularly to curb the spread of the COVID-19. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources The report, ...

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Accountant-General pledges improved funding for water, sanitation sector

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 pledged to support policies and programmes that would help to improve access to potable water and sanitation in the country. Idris made this commitment when members of the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) paid him an advocacy visit in Abuja. According to him, no sane government ...

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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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Expert underlines WASH practices as long-term solution to COVID-19

Timeyin Uwejamomere

As Nigeria commences a phased return to work on Monday, May 4, 2020, the importance of the provision of safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices as the long-term solution to the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressed. Mr. Timeyin Uwejamomere In an advocacy brief prepared by an urban planner, Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere, the nation was told to urgently address its failings ...

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New guidelines for companies to respect human rights to WASH launched


The United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate has launched the first comprehensive guidance for companies about how to meet their responsibility to respect the human rights to water, sanitation and health (WASH). The Guidance For Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship will help companies translate their responsibility to ...

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Sunny Neji, 2face Idibia perform at Global Handwashing Day

With the support of Carex Hand Wash Soap and Etisalat, as well as performances by music artists, Sunny Neji and 2face Idibia, the Concern Universal’s Global Handwashing Day campaign is shaping up to be one of the largest and most impactful in the Day’s history. Diseases resulting from poor hygiene are the leading causes of death in children – with diarrhoea alone killing one ...

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