• Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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Nigeria needs N350bn annually to meet, water, sanitation target


  Nigeria needs N350 billion yearly to meet water and sanitation target, says the minister of water resources, Sarah Ochekpe.

Ochekpe said this in Abuja weekend at an event to mark the 2013 World Water Day.

She said that available statistics had shown that only 60 percent of the population had access to safe drinking water while 32 percent had access to sanitation facilities.

According to her, this falls short of MDGs target of 75 percent and 65 percent for water and sanitation, respectively.