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World Water Day: Why Nigeria must value water in order to catch the rain

Dr Ibrahim Choji

This year as we fete and retell the value of water, we need to remember the difference – this is the second World Water Day amidst a climate-related pandemic. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) It behoves on us to do everything that we deem needful: Increase water availability by harvesting every drop ...

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World Water Day: Group calls for protection of Nigerian waters from marine litter

Connected Advocacy

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiative, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari to implement policies geared towards the preservation and protection of Nigeria waters from marine litter. A guest presentation during the event According to the group, marine litter crisis is a call for concern, saying its sources and causes have a direct impact ...

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World Water Day: Kaduna to recover N3.2bn outstanding water debt

Nasir el Rufai

The Kaduna State Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure has concluded arrangements to recover more than N3.2 billion outstanding water debt from military, para-military and federal establishments in the state. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State It’s Commissioner, Hajiya Balaraba Inuwa, disclosed this on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 during a news briefing to mark this year’s World Water Day, in ...

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World Water Day: Germany to hold dialogue on overcoming global water crisis

Svenja Schulze

On the occasion of World Water Day, the German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, is calling on the international community to engage in a worldwide dialogue on the future of the water supply. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Current figures compiled by the United Nations make it clear that the international community will fail to meet the goal of sustainable water ...

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UNESCO tasks govts on multiple water value policies

Ministry of Water Resources

The UN Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has urged  governments at all levels to consider multiple values of water which should be incorporated into decision making for water development. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, speaking during the session Mr Dimitri Sanga, Officer-In-Charge (OIC), UNESCO Regional OfficVale, Abuja, made the call on Monday, March 22, 2021 at a news conference ...

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World Water Day: Prioritisation is valuing water

Olatunji Buhari

Globally, every March 22 has been observed by the United Nations (UN) as World Water Day. The event is used to celebrate water and create awareness about the over two billion people worldwide living without access to safe and portable drinking water . Olatunji Buhari Governments are urged to take action on the global water challenge and support the attainment of the ...

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World Water Day: Wastewater should be treated as valuable resource – Ghanaian minister


A fortnight ago, on Wednesday March 22 2017, Ghana joined the international community to celebrate the World Water Day (WWD). The focus was on raising general awareness of the potential of waste water or sewage as a resource, which if properly handled will immensely benefit nations. Fact is, as society uses more water, the demand on natural water resources is ...

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World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation


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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World Water Day: Guinness commissions boreholes in Cross River


In furtherance of its continued commitment to interventions that transform lives and improve the health and well-being of communities in Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc has constructed seven hand pump water boreholes in Bebi Community, Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State. The donated boreholes, which will provide more than 7,000 persons with year-round access to safe drinking water, ...

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World Water Day: Nigeria must prioritise water to achieve SDGs – CSDevNet


In commemoration of the 2017 World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to focus on water issues and match commitments with actions by allocating significant portions of their budget to projects that make safe water available all over the country. Considering that ...

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