The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF says no fewer than 26.5 million Nigerian Children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs and are experiencing high or extremely high water vulnerability.
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has inaugurated 77,400 youth volunteers to act as hygiene ambassadors aimed at scaling up sanitation and hygiene in the country.
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has applauded the United States government for its sustained interest in the development of the state over the years.
A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH, Expert, Timeyin Uwejamomere, has called for the commercialisation of urban water supply services to improve access in the country.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has supported 997 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free, ODF, in 2020, out of the 750 targeted for the year.
Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, has urged management of the ministry and heads of River Basin Development Authorities to prioritise completion of all pending water projects within five years.
Water Supply, Sanitation Collaborative Council, WSSCC, Nigeria, has begun training of female inmates on production of re-usable sanitary pads to promote menstrual hygiene and overall health in prisons.