The private sector and open defecation
At nearly 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of this scale, any progress or regression in development clearly has a significant impact on both African and global development indicators.
Access to potable water is human right – UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says access to potable water by the masses is a `human right’ which must be respected by all tiers of government.
Cross River invests N700 million on UNICEF WASH programme
Cross River State government yesterday said that it had provided N700 million to ensure the state becomes the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in Nigeria. Governor Ben Ayade stated this on Wednesday at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Calabar, when he received in audience a delegation of funding agencies led by Chief of…
How USAID, firm team up for potable water, to tackle sanitation challenges
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Foundation have come into partnership to end the plight of those who are daily confronted...
Cross River: Non-payment of counterpart fund threatens UNICEF programmes
The non-payment of 25 percent counterpart fund by the Cross River State government is threatening United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes in the state. Accordingly, UNICEF, United Purpose and other stakeholders in water and sanitation projects, have appealed to the state government to provide the fund expected to…
FG kicks off campaigns to end open defecation
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…
Concerns over poor access to sanitation, hygiene facilities
Angered by the rate at which Nigerians suffer from water-borne diseases, President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday declared a state of emergency on Water...
65% of Bauchi State residents lack clean water, says WaterAid Nigeria
WaterAid Nigeria has said that 65 per cent of Bauchi State residents lack access to clean water.
The case for access to water
Access to safe water remains a critical challenge in Nigeria as only seven per cent of the country’s population gets its water supply through pipe networks.
Stakeholders launch knowledge platform for WASH sector
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,…