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World Bank to spend additional $120m on urban water supply in Nigeria


The World Bank is to provide additional $120 million credit facility to Nigeria to boost water supply in urban cities, the coordinator of the project, Benson Ajisegiri, has said.

Ajisegeri, coordinator of the National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

Ajisegiri said that the first phase of the project was being implemented in Kaduna, Ogun and Enugu states while the second phase was ongoing in Cross River and Lagos states.

He said the first phase of the project would end in September 2013 while the second phase would extend to May 31, 2016.

“We started with the first phase in Ogun, Kaduna and Enugu states which started with $120 million; later on, additional financing of $80 million was added for the first phase, it became $200 million.

“Shortly after that, in 2005, we went with the second phase and it had Lagos and Cross River states.”