Thursday, May 9, 2019
Okowa declares state of emergency on water, sanitation
Okowa, while inaugurating a high-powered steering committee, which has him as Chairman to coordinate the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Services, WASH, and proffer effective reforms as well as formulate policies to end open defecation, said the water and sanitation sectors were receiving more funding in the state.
He said: “In the next four years, we will increase the allocation to water and sanitation sectors and hold those within the sectors accountable as we intend to have good value for any money released.
“Water, as the saying goes, is life. But regrettably, we have not done enough collectively as a nation in the provision of public water and sanitation facilities for our ever-growing population.
“Nigeria currently ranks second in the world after India in terms of people defecating in the open, as about 25 per cent of our population still practice open defecation.
“The Sustainable Development Goals 6.1 and 6.2 seek to stop open defecation by 2025 and ensure access to sustainable and safely managed WASH services by 2030.”
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