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Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by agwom(m): 8:42am On Apr 15
The scarcity of potable water is affecting the day-to-day activities of many Nigerians across the country and exposing them to various health hazards, Daily Trust investigations have shown.

The Minister of Water Resources Engineer Hussaini Adamu had last month during the 2019 water day declared that “there is no state or city in this country that can boast of 100 percent pipe borehole water supply, none.”

He said many states have refused to prioritise the provision of water supply, by refusing to reticulate the bulk water provided in dams and river basins to houses.

According to the minister, constitutionally, the actual provision of water supply to the tap is the responsibility of state governments and local governments.

A report released last year by the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) said 90 percent of households in Nigeria consume contaminated water and other impure substances.

According to the report, 90.8 percent of households in Nigeria drink water contaminated by faeces and other impure substances.

The MICS report was carried out in 2017 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with UNICEF.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF had in 2012 ranked Nigeria third behind China and India as countries with the largest population without adequate water supply and sanitation coverage.

The acute water shortage is ballooning despite billions of naira budgeted for water resources by the federal and the 36 state governments annually.

Our reporters said many Nigerians, especially those living in the state capitals, have resorted to using water from boreholes “indiscriminately dug without recourse to any health guidelines.”

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Federal Government, last Wednesday, approved a memo for the award of contract for supply of water and field for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board at the sum of N368 million including five per cent VAT.

But potable water has remained scarce. Even in the city centre such as Maitama, Wuse II, Asokoro, residents rely mostly on boreholes for most of their daily water needs.

Residents spoken to in Jahi, a suburb of the FCT, urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to tackle the perennial water scarcity in the area.

In rural parts of the FCT also, many residents rely on streams for water.

Taps not running in Gombe for months

The inability of the Gombe State Water Board to provide potable water to residents of Gombe metropolis has thrown most households into untold hardship.

Our correspondent, who went round Gombe metropolis, said for months the taps of the few areas connected to the main water treatment plant are not running. This has forced most residents to rely on commercial boreholes as an alternative, even though at exorbitant prices.

Also, those who cannot afford to buy from the private vendors spent hours on queues at such boreholes which cost less.

The residential areas mostly affected by the scarcity are Tudun Wada, Bolari, Pantami, Herwagana, Kumbiya-Kumbiya, Jekadafari, and Malam Inna area, among others.

In Tudun Wada, for instance, there has been no supply from the state water corporation for months. Even in areas like Jekadafari where the taps run, a check by our correspondent shows that the supply has ceased for the past one month.

Even highbrow areas like GRA, New GRA, Federal Low Cost, Buba Shongo, Shongo Housing Estate, Orji Estate and Abuja quarters are also feeling the impact of the scarcity. The residents who are mostly wealthy rely on commercial water tankers for water.

However, the scarcity-hit most at the newly established residential areas like Arawa, Kagarawal, Riyal quarters, Bomala, Nayi Nawa, Alkahira, Unguwa Uku and Tunfure quarters, because they are not even connected to public water scheme.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/water-scarcity-raises-disease-fears-in-states.html

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Herdsmen: 9:06am On Apr 15
Under Buhari and Apc.. Nigeria is finished.

The country is on auto reverse..on a 160 per hour.
Soon we jerk..jerk ..and park.

My country men..make una fine way japa from this country..we never enter next level..

Hunger dey..
Life cheap..
Death ...na per second news..
Now ..na water....

Devil and his crew don official enter naija..

Not jokes..

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Nairalandmentor(m): 9:24am On Apr 15
Why would any Nigerian state experience Water scarcity? What have the governors being doing? It sounds crazy

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Naughtysite: 9:24am On Apr 15
Provide light.

And stop talking of water.

Is there any environment without a borehole now ?

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Houseofglam7(f): 9:25am On Apr 15
SMH
In the 21st century undecided
Nigeria undecided
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Houseofglam7(f): 9:26am On Apr 15
Herdsmen:
Under Buhari and Apc.. Nigeria is finished.

The country is on auto reverse..on a 160 per hour.
Soon we jerk..jerk ..and park.

My country men..make una fine way japa from this country..we never enter next level..

Hunger dey..
Life cheap..
Death ...na per second news..
Now ..na water....

Devil and his crew don official enter naija..

Not jokes..
"Jerk...Jerk...and park"
That almost killed me cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by maxiuc(m): 9:27am On Apr 15
cheesy


When I have borehole in my house in the village

Igbo Amaka

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Mzee1Kahuna(m): 9:27am On Apr 15
First;Fuel-scarcity
2nd;Water-scarcity.

I-guess-the-3rd-will-be
Oxygen-Scarcity.

Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Felixalex(m): 9:28am On Apr 15
Hmmm

So this issue is everywhere, here in Kaduna since last month tap water now comes on like irregular menstruation

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by sbashir10: 9:28am On Apr 15
It's well
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by anibi9674: 9:29am On Apr 15
Ok.
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by ebuka10box(m): 9:29am On Apr 15
And I come dey throw way water here ooooo.i fit bath like 5times I no shake

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Albert0011(m): 9:30am On Apr 15
When we have surplus water here in Delta state...every corner bore hole dey here.
Even before borehole wasn't in existence.
River ethiope supply us fresh and clean water.
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by RonKenoly: 9:30am On Apr 15
Are there any mechanism actually set in place right to enable access to water to every community in Nigeria? If no, why not?

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Amanew(m): 9:31am On Apr 15
Herdsmen:
Under Buhari and Apc.. Nigeria is finished.

The country is on auto reverse..on a 160 per hour.
Soon we jerk..jerk ..and park.

My country men..make una fine way japa from this country..we never enter next level..

Hunger dey..
Life cheap..
Death ...na per second news..
Now ..na water....

Devil and his crew don official enter naija..

Not jokes..
people lky u nah Herdsmen brothers to Buhari,
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Richmondofficia(m): 9:31am On Apr 15
everyone battling with fuel scarcity now water scarcity... where we dey wetin we go do
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Olamsoh: 9:32am On Apr 15
Mr Tunde Ojo who is a friend and a diehard supporter of Buhari 2019, resigned his appointment with an insurance company last week Thursday, and just for me to hear today in church that he had applied and granted visa to relocate his family to U.S.

Somepeople are just too wicked

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by adewest1999: 9:33am On Apr 15
ebuka10box:
And I come dey throw way water here ooooo.i fit bath like 5times I no shake
Thats life bro
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by adewest1999: 9:34am On Apr 15
Make them tell us who we offend for this country na..... make all of us gather go beg am
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by coolzeal(m): 9:35am On Apr 15
if we don't restructure this country into independent Regions now, we might live to regret why it didn't occur sooner.

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Sirchef: 9:35am On Apr 15
There is water everywhere. They should stop fake news. There are some region with deep water depth what they need is borehole. Streams do dry it's normal cos the season is dry over there. Because two villages don't have water doesn't mean the whole country don't have as well.

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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Amanew(m): 9:35am On Apr 15
Karma! those Biafrans that was killed during the war must hunt them to death!
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Popmaster2019(f): 9:38am On Apr 15
They should do something
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by amazemanuno: 9:39am On Apr 15
Sometimes I just imagine what I needed the Government for:

*Water* *** We provide by ourselves through bore-hole or well
*Light* *** through Generator or Inverter
*House* ***We built without Mortgage or government support
*Power* ***We buy Poles, Transformers and pay for all other installations
*Education* ***Parents are ever responsible
*Transportation*
*Employment*
*Road*
*Health*

Abeg! Today na Monday! 'OYO' there I dey!
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Herdsmen: 9:46am On Apr 15
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Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Herdsmen: 9:47am On Apr 15
Amanew:
people lky u nah Herdsmen brothers to Buhari,

Bubu has given us power of attorney on Nigeria ..
We hold in trust all Nigeria landspace to kill loot destroy all criminal element..holding back our cattles from feeding on any place of our choice..

And this we've humbly carried out without fear or favor.

Ask benue anambrains Oyo ondo Jos kaduna..

Our fatality is second to none
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by asuustrike1: 10:15am On Apr 15
Albert0011:
When we have surplus water here in Delta state...every corner bore hole dey here.
Even before borehole wasn't in existence.
River ethiope supply us fresh and clean water.
Where in Delta?
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by feldido(m): 10:16am On Apr 15
The worse is Bayelsa sate... Can you imagine a 20litre gallon of water is N25?

Bayelsa is surrounded by water but can't boast of 10% water supply in the state capital.
Its even more expensive having your own borehole cos the water is contaminated with Iron and impurities which will cost you over 40K per year for treatment for one to be able to use in the house. We rely on pure water(sachet water) for drinking.
Re: Water Scarcity Raises Disease Fears In States by Albert0011(m): 10:19am On Apr 15
asuustrike1:
Where in Delta?
Ukwuani.

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