The National Amirah, FOMWAN, Dr Halima Jibril, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday at the sideline of an event in commemoration of the World Water Day celebration in Abuja.
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Ale, who tasked the Federal Government on a more productive valuing of water for development in all ramifications, urged the relevant government owned development agencies to urgently realise the need to value and use water for very productive ventures
The Lagos State Government on Sunday called on the people to pay attention to the importance of proper usage of freshwater to ensure availability and sustainable management of freshwater for all in the nearest future.
As the world marks World Water Day, stakeholders in the water sector have called on government at all levels to adequately fund Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services.
According to him, in spite of the accomplishments and enormous opportunities such as abundant freshwater, favourable weather, substantial human capacity available in the water sector, a lot of work still needed to be done.
Monsurat Banire, the Lagos Water Corporation’s Head of Quality Assurance, said this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Rasaq Anifowoshe, in Lagos.
With some 70 million people without access to safe water and over 110 million people without access to improved sanitation, Nigeria is currently not on-track with regard to its attainment of Water and Sanitation targets