Buhari declares state of emergency on water, sanitation


President Muhammadu Buhari Has declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.

He made the declaration on Thursday while inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector at State House Conference Centre, Abuja.

The President said the declaration has become imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths.

He directed government at all levels to redouble efforts and work towards meeting the nation’s water supply and sanitation needs.

The President described statistics on open defecation, access to piped water services and sanitation in the country as ”disturbing”, warning that henceforth, Federal Government support to State Governments will be based on their commitment to implement the…

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