‘47 million Nigerians practise open defecation’
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu has declared that about 47 million in Nigeria still practice open defecation.
Cross River LGA gets open defecation free status
Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State has attained the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status under a programme run by the Federal Government, European Union and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Addressing Nigeria’s water, sanitation challenge
As important as water, sanitation and hygiene are to livelihood, a report by the United Nations and another from WaterAid Nigeria recently revealed that over 60 million Nigerians lack access to potable water, 120 million do not have decent toilets facilities and 47 million engage in open defecation.
Agency releases 2018 flood outlooks in 35 states
The Nigeria Hydrological Agency (NHSA) has released the 2018 flood outlooks in 35 states in the country.The outlook projected that Sokoto, Niger, Benue, Anambra, Niger Delta, Anambra, Ogun-Osun, Cross-River and Yobe states would have high risks of river flooding.
FG declares state of emergency in water, sanitation sector
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.
Climate change threatens livelihoods of 130m Niger Basin inhabitants
Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said the livelihoods of over 130 million people living in the Niger Basin were at risk of climate change and other environmental challenges.
How to revive Lake Chad, improve Benue River
The above caption was at page 60 of The Guardian of Monday, February 26, 2018. The intention was to inform the general public of the plight of fellow Nigerians and other citizens of the riparian state of Lake Chad.
FG to publish spending details, locations of water, sanitation projects
The Federal Government has said it would publish details of spending and locations of water and sanitation projects from 2010 to 2016, as well as details of allocations to the 36 states of the country.This was sequel to a request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on ack of Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
Government to privatise water board agencies
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that water board agencies will be privatised after the Water Use Bill is passed into law to ensure effective water supply in the country
FG to declare emergency in water supply sector
Worried about declining access to potable water, the Federal Government may declare an emergency in the sector. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has disclosed.