World Bank approves $700m credit for water supply, sanitation in Nigeria

  The World Bank has approved $700million for Nigeria’s Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH)...

 

The World Bank has approved $700million for Nigeria’s Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH).

A statement announced the credit will provide six million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services.

The fund seeks to improve Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and Health Care Facilities and assist 500 communities to achieve open defecation free status.

These would be implemented as part of the Federal Government’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the revitalisation of Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.

The World Bank recalled that in 2019, 60 million Nigerians lived without access to basic drinking water services, 80 million without access to improved sanitation facilities and 167 million without access to a basic handwashing facility.

The institution observed that the Nigerian government, in recent years, strengthened its commitment toward improving access to WASH services.

The programme would support NAP which was a 13-year strategy prioritising action within three phases.

They are Emergency Plan, Recovery Plan and Revitalisation Strategy and the Clean Nigeria; Use the Toilet Campaign which aims to have Nigeria free of open defecation by 2025.

Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, stressed the programme’s contribution to the human capital agenda and its potential to influence key human capital outcomes could not be overemphasised.

Chaudhuri added that participating states will be able to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

This plan is to keep more girls in school, create employment and reduce open defecation, while developing greater resilience to the impact of climate change and conflicts between land and water users.

COMMENTS

Name

BBNaija,2125,Business,2732,CampusGist,1035,Celeb,4898,celebrities,240,Comedy,8,CONFESSION,11,Education,2420,Entertainment,5910,Fashion,367,Featured,626,Gist,2037,Health,721,Job,3,Lifestyle,873,Music,153,MY STORY,37,News,83219,Opinion,853,Poem,10,Politics,13518,Relationship,210,Sponsored Contents,31,Sports,17308,Style & Travel,47,Success Stories,265,Technology,342,Video,114,
ltr
item
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News: World Bank approves $700m credit for water supply, sanitation in Nigeria
World Bank approves $700m credit for water supply, sanitation in Nigeria
https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/world-bank.jpg
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/05/world-bank-approves-700m-credit-for.html
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/05/world-bank-approves-700m-credit-for.html
true
3363430711841052055
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content