Documentary of Polluted water in Baruwa Community on World Water Day 2019

In News 2019-04-02 12:37:45
Documentary of Polluted water in Baruwa Community on World Water Day 2019
Documentary of Polluted water in Baruwa Community on World Water Day 2019

For 23 years, the groundwater in Baruwa Community has been polluted

Every March 22nd is World Water Day. Millions of Nigerians don't have access to safe, potable water. For 23 years, the groundwater in Baruwa Community has been polluted with petrol from NNPC pipelines passing through the area.

 

Wemimo Adewuni followed this story and highlights the health challenges of the people of Baruwa in Lagos over 23 years.

 

Here’s a short excerpt

 

Water is life. But according to UNICEF, 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water. The general lack of potable water in Nigeria has taken a further downward turn in Baruwa where toxic materials have been found in the alternative source of water due to contamination of the ground water for 23 years. Since 1996 when the problem began there have been allegations of sickness…

 

Watch the full documentary below