Again, Bagudu visits flood victims in Kebbi communities, directs immediate provision of relief materials

September 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has directed immediate provision of food, water and construction of additional toilets to displaced people affected by the floods in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi. According to a statement Saturday by the Special Adviser on media to the governor Yahaya Sarki, the governor gave the directive on Friday while on visit to commiserate with internally Read More

Kano plants more trees to control flooding, desert encroachment

August 31, 2020 Helen Oji 0

In other to stop flooding and desert encroachment, the state ministry of environment has begun planting of two million tree seedlings to control flood and desert encroachment in the state. The Commissioner for Environment in Kano, Dr. Kabiru Getso, made the disclosure while inspecting the monthly sanitation exercise on Saturday in Kano.  Getso said the seedlings would be planted in Read More

Nigeria: In search of collective action against corruption

August 24, 2020 Ibrahim Dan-Halilu 0

Corruption has remained a major development challenges that deprives the majority of Nigerians basic social services such as clean water, electricity, health care and sanitation, education, roads, drainages, and security. Despite determined efforts by various administrations in the country the menace still remains prevalent especially in the public sector where access to huge crude oil sale proceeds and weak institutions Read More

Kaduna: El-Rufai declares state of emergency in WASH sector

July 10, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has declared a state of emergency in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, to enable it attain the national goal of making Nigeria Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025.A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Thursday said the state of emergency would enable the Read More

Gombe to construct 661 boreholes in 11 LGAs

June 23, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  In order to improve potable water supply, Gombe state government is to construct 661 solar powered, motorised and hand boreholes across the 11 local government areas of the state. General Manager, Gombe State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), Alhaji Abdurraqib Muhammad, made this known to newsmen in Gombe Tuesday. Muhammad said the decision to embarked on the Read More

FG to train 3,000 COVID-19 volunteers – Minister

April 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Novel Coronavirus disease said 3,000 volunteers would be trained to help in grassroots advocacy on the protocols to be adopted to ensure safety against the disease.Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force on Thursday.“On the personnel side, we are currently assembling about 3,000 additional community Read More

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FCTA to collect taxes on unoccupied buildings — Official

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has concluded plans to start the collection of taxes on unoccupied buildings in the territory. The Leader of the FCT Ministerial Joint Task Force on Sanitation and Demolition of illegal structures, Mr Dele Yaro, disclosed this in Abuja over the weekend. Yaro, an Assistant Director of Operations in the Directorate of Road Read More

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Govt working to exit WASH poverty -Adamu

March 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In order to realize President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has stated that his Ministry is working hard to contribute towards bringing Nigerians out of poverty in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The Minister made this statement recently Read More

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FCTA tasks school heads on sanitation

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on principals and head teachers in the FCT to maintain clean school environment at all times and  be proactive in the management of the schools. He made the call over the weekend when he paid  an unscheduled visit to some schools in the FCT.   The minister Read More

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Ugwuanyi inaugurates inter ministerial c’ttee on WASH

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor of Enugu state Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  Thursday  inaugurated an 18-man inter-ministerial committee for the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH Action Plan. The committee members are drawn from the state ,Ministry of Health, Water Resources, Environment, agencies, Enugu state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, ENRUWASSA and nongovernmental organisations, NGOs. Part of the WASH Action Plan is to Read More

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Ondo gets AfDB $124.2mn loan for water sector reforms

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank last Friday disclosed that it approved $124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in the country. The amount according to bank also includes an African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) Read More

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Lack of clean water responsible for diarrhoea in Taraba- says Gov Ishaku

December 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Taraba state governor Arc. Darius Ishaku on Sunday lamented that lack of clean portable drinking water is responsible for cases diarrhoea disease in the state. Ishaku, who stated this through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Anthony Jellason when delegates from a Non-Governmental Organisation , Connected Development (CODE), led by its team Lead on the USAID E-WASH project, Ijeoma Read More

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UNICEF, EU end Cross River’s water, sanitation programme

October 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and Cross River state government have concluded the phase two of the water supply sanitation sector reform programme in the state. At a workshop to mark the end of the second phase of the programme, the chief of field office, UNICEF Enugu, Mr Ibrahim Kante, Read More

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Bauchi gov directs LGs to conduct comprehensive sanitation

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has directed the conduct of comprehensive sanitation exercises across the 20 local government areas of the state in compliance with the national clean Nigeria campaign; ‘Use the Toilets’ aimed at delivering open defecation-free Nigeria by 2025. He stated this Tuesday during the launching of clean family campaign organised by the state Ministry of Water Resources, Read More

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150, 000 kids die annually to poor water, hygiene – LG chair

October 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national demographic survey conducted by the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) said over 150, 000 children die annually in Nigeria as a result of poor water, sanitation and hygiene practices. This was made known by chairman of Tsafe the council of Zamfara state, Alhaji Aminu Mudi Tsafe on the occasion of 2019 Global Hand Washing Day held at Yandoto Read More

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CAN chieftain leads 3,000 Calabar residents on sanitation

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

         In a bid to return Calabar metropolis to its clean and green status, Publicity Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) South-south zone, Bishop Emmah Gospel Isong, at the weekend, mobilised over 3000 residents of Ikot Eneobong/Ikot Nkebre communities, including members of his church, the Christian Central Chapel for a 3-hour city wide sanitation exercise.   The Cross Read More

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Lagos not re-introducing monthly sanitation – Official

June 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos state government Tuesday debunked rumours making the rounds on airwaves and social media that it has reintroduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and vehicular restriction. In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Biodun Bamgboye, the government stated that no restriction will take place on the last Saturday of June 2019 or Read More

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FG urges concerted effort on fight against open defecation

March 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to achieve its target of ending open defecation by 2025, the federal government has called on states and local governments to take over the fight against open defecation and sanitation. The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, made the call on Monday during the workshop on the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Read More

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60m Nigerians living without access to water – WaterAid

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The WaterAid Nigeria, has raised the alarm over the situation of water, sanitation and hygiene in the country, saying about 60 million people live without access to water. The agency, in a statement signed by its Nigeria’s Communications and Media Manager, Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, said the country is lagging behind in the provision of water and sanitation for all, Read More

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NAFDAC seals 24 unlicensed bakeries in Borno

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday sealed 24 bakeries in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, for operating without licences. Coordinator of the agency in the state, Nasiru Mato, made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Maiduguri. Mato said the bakeries were sealed sequel to non-compliance with standard operational guidelines and failure to renew their Read More

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Ogun arrests 12 residents for indiscriminate refuse dump

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Ogun state government yesterday arrested 12 residents for alleged indiscriminate dumping of refuse on median strips in Sango-Ota, Ogun state. The Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, during a monitoring exercise at Sango Ota area of the state, disclosed that the Ministry had commenced a 24 hours surveillance aimed at curbing the menace of indiscriminate dumping of Read More

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Residents urge return of house-to-house sanitary inspection

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has called for the re-enacting of house-to-house sanitary inspection, noting that “this will ensure that individuals and corporate organisations consciously adhere to government policies over clean environment.” According to Mr. Sunday Odeh, a primary health officer, sanitary inspectors in the past were employed to carry out routine checks on residential premises to ensure Read More

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BASEPA identifies 84 refuse dump sites in Bauchi

October 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi The Bauchi state Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has disclosed that there were 84 recognised refuse dump sites in the state capital where wastes were being evacuated periodically by the agency. Permanent Secretary of the agency, Ahmed Shehu Lame, who made this disclosure yesterday when he received a coalition of youth activists in the state, under the Read More