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33 states partner FG on water, sanitation development


The Federal Government on Thursday said 33 states had signed its Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene programme, as it expressed hopes that the remaining states would come onboard soon.



The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said this during a virtual press briefing in Abuja to officially inaugurate the second phase of the PEWASH programme.



According to the government, the PEWASH programme is aimed at improving the livelihood Nigerians through the provision of safe water supply and sanitation facilities.



Adamu said, “33 states have signed the PEWASH Protocol, expressing interest to partner the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on the programme implementation.



“I am still hopeful that the remaining three states, Rivers, Borno, Anambra and the Federal Capital Territory, will soon join the league.”



Adamu said the pilot programme was initiated and successfully completed in Kano and Ogun states.



He noted that in the two states, the government rehabilitated, upgraded and constructed a total of 738 water supply facilities in eight Local Government Areas at a cost of over N1.6bn.
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