Water and Sanitation in Nigeria: A briefing on National Policy. Water and sanitation in NEEDS and National Development Plan

WaterAid Nigeria

This paper reviews existing national water and sanitation policies with a view to examining their effectiveness in Nigeria. The National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) identifies the low level of sanitation, especially in urban centres and periurban slums, as a critical issue. Draft NEEDS II is being harmonized with the President’s seven-point agenda to form the National Development Plan (NDP), presenting an opportunity for scaling up water and sanitation coverage in Nigeria. Highlights of water and sanitation issues in Draft NEEDS II show that the government will provide targeted water subsidies for water and sanitation facilities for the poorest of the poor and the budget provides for rehabilitation, new facilities, and operation and maintenance for sanitation in urban, small towns, and rural areas.

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WaterAid is an international charity working in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. WaterAid’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. www.wateraid.org

Last updated: Wed, 03/23/2011 - 16:55