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26 May 2020

By Olajide Adelana In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in a context of poor sanitation, Nigeria and many countries around the world are confronted with enormous challenges at every turn. A critical look at national response plans offers much to be learned in terms of what is working and what is not, […]

10 May 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s music star, Sunny Neji, is reaching out to the people of the country through a new song he has released recently in support of the nationwide effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In his latest song titled “Together we will beat it,” Mr Neji emphasizes the importance […]

9 May 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – United Purpose (UP), the executing agency of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nigeria, completed a two-day sensitization tour in April to debunk myths and correct misconceptions about COVID-19 in communities in the states of Cross River and Benue. The initiative was carried out to put an end to […]

3 May 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Water Resources has launched a ground-breaking radio drama to spread life-saving facts and fight dangerous misinformation in the face of COVID-19. Radio is one of Nigeria’s leading media channels, reaching tens of millions each day, and with funding and support from the Water Supply and […]

28 April 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Ms Chizoma Opara is the acting coordinator of the “Clean Nigeria” campaign – a government initiative supported by UNICEF, World Bank and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), amongst others, to end open defecation (OD) in the country. She believes the country has a unique opportunity to […]

16 April 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – While as many as 343 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are reported as of 15 April, Nigeria is stepping up its advocacy campaign, advising people to practice good hand hygiene – by washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers – among other prevention measures based on […]

30 March 2020

By Olajide Adelana, ABUJA, Nigeria – Poor access to clean water in rural communities has far-reaching consequences for livelihoods and health – particularly for women. These consequences are being keenly felt in a slum community called Duste Makaranta in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite its proximity to Usuma Dam (a public water supply facility), years of water shortages […]

8 March 2020

Par Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigéria – Parler de défécation n’est pas chose aisée. Bien souvent, ce sujet est abordé à voix basse, nous plonge dans l’embarras et nous paraît déplacé. Mais pourquoi avons-nous honte d’un processus aussi naturel que l’évacuation des selles ? Certes, il existe des sujets de discussion plus plaisants. Mais tout le monde […]

16 October 2019

Par Charles Dickson Le WSSCC a nommé Mme Jeiyol au poste de Coordinatrice nationale pour le Nigeria. Elle représentera à ce titre le Conseil et coordonnera ses engagements et interventions stratégiques avec un large éventail de partenaires présents dans le pays. Mme Jeiyol est directrice exécutive de la Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (Initiative pour le […]

26 September 2019

By Charles Dickson WSSCC has appointed Jeiyol as National Coordinator for Nigeria. In this role, Ms Jeiyol will represent the Council and coordinate its strategic engagements and interventions with a wide range of partners in the West African country. Ms Jeiyol is the Executive Director of the Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (GERI) and […]

17 September 2019

Join WSSCC and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria on 24 September in New York for this upcoming UN General Assembly side event. Achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a major challenge in many parts of the world, with 2 billion people still lacking access to basic sanitation services, […]

27 May 2019

WSSCC is looking for a National Coordinator (NC) for Nigeria. This is a voluntary position with only an honorarium and an appointment for three years. The NC will be instrumental in helping to shape WSSCC’s engagement in Nigeria in the years to come. We invite applications by anyone who feels they fit the profile and […]