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31 May 2019
Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said his administration would go back to the people of the state on whether to return the monthly sanitation exercise. Sanwo-Olu said this during a visit to the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota area of the state, in company with his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. The State…
26 Nov 2018
Iqued that Nigeria may soon come tops in the global ranking on open defecation with 120 million people lacking decent toilets, the Federal Government has launched a strategic document for the Open Defecation Free (ODF) Campaign plan.   The ODF campaign plan launched during the 25th edition of the National Council on Water Resources in Abuja is…
8 Nov 2018
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday declared a state of emergency on the country's water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. Buhari said the step is to curb the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. While inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, Sanitation and…
22 Oct 2018
After 13 years, the Federal Government has moved to review its national environmental sanitation policy, and other documents to promote sound practices in the country.   Director of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Charles Ikea stated at National Workshop in Abuja, explained that sanitation is one of the agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a…
9 Jul 2018
Towards addressing Nigeria’s mounting development problems, including enhanced quality of life, the Federal Government has called for the transformation of urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) utilities into financial viable entities. It noted that the pathway to be taken to accomplish utility transformation is rough as it cuts through difficult terrains of institutional reform, organizational…
9 Jul 2018
Poised to improve its sanitation status, the Lagos State Government has started engagement with residents and stakeholders in waste management. Senior officials also urged them to cooperate with the government to achieve a cleaner Lagos. Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with Community Development Associations (CDA), Residents Associations and Waste Collection Operators (WCO) in Ifako-Ijaiye Local…
16 Apr 2018
In a bid to revitalize the deplorable situation of the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector, the Federal Government has declared state of emergency in the sector.
16 Apr 2018
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project (WCP) has launched a Community of Practice (CoP), Nigeria’s first learning platform to boost knowledge exchange within the country’s WASH sector. To ensure that the platform is as informative and useful as possible, the WCP Team discussed its design with donors, government officials, development practitioners, utility management,…
10 Apr 2018
The various water and sanitation projects being executed by the Edo State Government in partnership with the European Union, under the Niger Delta Support Programme are on course, the European Union- Niger Delta Support Programme Consultant, Engineer Soji Adeyemi, has said. He explained that the Edo State government has an “extensive water sector policy developed…
19 Feb 2018
To strengthen institutional capacity for improved service delivery and financial viability in the Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC), the state last week commenced a three-day capacity building workshop in the captial.   The workshop was organised by Development Innovations Group (DIG) under the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Water, Sanitation…
6 Jan 2017
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Oyo State, Mr. Isaac Ishola, has said that the enforcement of sanitation laws prohibiting dropping of refuse on median stripes or by roadsides would begin in the next one month.
1 Sep 2016
A report has said Africa lost $19.3 billion in 2015 to lack of access to sanitation.

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