Towards addressing Nigeria’s mounting development problems, including enhanced quality of life, the Federal Government has called for the transformation of urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) utilities into financial viable entities. It noted that the pathway to be taken to accomplish utility transformation is rough as it cuts through difficult terrains of institutional reform, organizational…
The recent charge by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, that states, not Federal Government should tackle flooding would have been meaningful if the states had full control of their resources under a truly federal system of government. That, unfortunately, is not the case today in Nigeria.
As important as water, sanitation and hygiene are to livelihood, a report by the United Nations and another from WaterAid Nigeria recently revealed that over 60 million Nigerians lack access to potable water, 120 million do not have decent toilets facilities and 47 million engage in open defecation.
The Nigeria Hydrological Agency (NHSA) has released the 2018 flood outlooks in 35 states in the country.The outlook projected that Sokoto, Niger, Benue, Anambra, Niger Delta, Anambra, Ogun-Osun, Cross-River and Yobe states would have high risks of river flooding.