WORLD WATER DAY 2019
Availability of portable water, provision, accessibility and management.
Water is life... and today marks “World Water Day” with the theme- “Leaving no one behind”
According to UNICEF, 69million Nigerians do not have access to safe, portable water despite the country’s huge water resources, and more importantly the dire need for water consumption due to her population as well as the multiple uses of water.
Recently, the Executive Secretary Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Archietect Ahmed Abdullai disclosed that over 50% of patients in health centres and hospitals in the state are there for treatment to various water-related ailments. This underscores the need for all stakeholders to work together to reverse this ugly trend and does begs the questions:
- Why is there lack of safe water?
- Why the lack of access to it?
- Is the state and the government at large doing anything close to solving the water problem in the state and country?
- Will privatization of the water sector solve the problem?
Wemimo (@wemimospot) and Dapo (@abanjo1) were joined in the studio by Comrade Abiodun Bakare- State Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE), Tunji Buhari- Project Officer Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth and Babalola Medayedupin- Director, Centre for Dignity to discuss this topical issue.
Watch the full show here: