Stakeholders have called on all tiers of government and political actors to show more commitment, actions and deliberate funding to reverse the nation’s water situation.
This was the thrust at the Global Citizen event in partnership with Procter and Gamble to celebrate the 2019 World Water Day, with the theme, “Leaving No one Behind’ in Abuja.
The Associate Director, Global Government Relations, Procter and Gamble Africa, Temitope Iluyemi, said that the essence of the partnership with the Global Citizen was to create awareness on the issue around water and sanitation and seek out ways to create public action to solve the country’s water crises.
She said that the organisation was engaging and expanding the programme in partnership with other stakeholders, saying within the next three months, the group would be adding additional 30 billion litres of water into Nigeria.
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu pledged to work harder to get more communities to be Open Defecation-Free, saying the ministry was committed to providing national access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.