Water in Nigeria

  • Nigeria: Buhari Orders NEMA to Assist Victims of Flooding in Benue

    NIGERIA, 2017/09/03 President Muhammadu Buhari last night directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to instantly mobilise personnel and resources to provide a succour to victims of massive flooding in Benue National. The president said he received with great concern, reports of flooding in the national, which has reportedly affected thousands of homes and displaced additional than 100,000 persons in 12 local government areas.
  • West Africa: 5.6 Million Children in Lake Chad Region At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Starts

    BENIN, 2017/07/12 As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that additional than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea infections, in conflict-affected areas of nations around Lake Chad. The humanitarian agency said in a statement Saturday that the threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased people movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
  • Nigeria: UN expert calls for budget plans to tackle “unacceptable” water crisis in Lagos

    NIGERIA, 2016/12/23
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.