Nigeria: $1.5 Bn set aside for urban water projects

21 August 2017

The Nigerian government has released $1.5Bn to the urban water sanitation sector through the National Urban Water Reform says the Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu. This is besides the European Union, USAID and JICA grants provided to support the project.

Adamu said the reform project objectives will improve access to piped water in the project states. They will also be used to improve Water Agencies’ financial position to deliver sustainable water service.

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, appealed to the federal government to give loans to state governments to repair some of the existing dams. He explained that most of the dams in the state are begging for attention.

According to him, most of the major urban water supply schemes are now old and inadequate. As a result, it is harder for them to meet the ever-increasing population and water demand. In the end the governor called on the meeting to help in providing solution to the challenges of water supply confronting the state.

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