Tag "sanitation"

    1 in 4 Nigerians practise open defecation, can this end by 2025?

1 in 4 Nigerians practise open defecation, can this end by 2025?

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    Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

BY ZAID JURJI With about 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. In 2018, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF initiated a survey to assess the state of [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu considers reintroducing monthly sanitation scrapped by Ambode

Sanwo-Olu considers reintroducing monthly sanitation scrapped by Ambode

The Lagos state government has created an online poll seeking the opinion of residents on whether or not it should reintroduce the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. In November, Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, cancelled the exercise which held from 7am to 10am, every last Saturday of every month. This was after a court nullified the restriction of movement of citizens [...]

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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya. “To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    Water and sanitation ‘getting worse’ as population of Lagos increases

Water and sanitation ‘getting worse’ as population of Lagos increases

Leo Heller, UN human rights expert, has called for increased funding for water and sanitation in the 2017 budget of Lagos state. Heller explained that this is to address the needs of 21 million residents of the state. He said this after Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, presented the budget to the state house of assembly. Heller said while Nigeria’s largest city continues [...]

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    Nigeria’s rapidly growing population lack access to basic infrastructure.

Nigeria’s rapidly growing population lack access to basic infrastructure.

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    Provide water to provide jobs in Nigeria – WaterAid

Provide water to provide jobs in Nigeria – WaterAid

WaterAid Nigeria, an NGO, has advised government at all levels to prioritise the provision of potable water as it can improve provide jobs and improve the economic well-being of Nigerians.  Michael Ojo, the country representative of WaterAid, said this in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Abuja. Ojo further said that the process of harnessing sources of water in the country [...]

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