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The Need

Nigeria, with an estimated population of 140million in 2006, is projected to reach 161.7million by 2015, the target date set for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The percentage of people living in the urban areas is 47%, while 53% of the population lives in the rural areas.

Our Target

The Nigerian National Policy on water and sanitation targets with regards to Rural Water supply and sanitation (RWSS) is as shown in the table below.

Millennium Targets for RWSS in Nigeria.
201220152020
Water Supply Coverage 58%75%100%
Sanitation Coverage31%65%100%

It has been estimated that the total investment needed to achieve these MDG targets by 2020, for the estimated rural population is calculated as US$2.5 billion annual investment.
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  • The impact impasse is that most of our actions are well intended but unfortunately, we do not know enough about the environment to forecast the consequences of our actions accurately, these results have been ravaging.
    Ovens F. Ehimatie
    WASARD President/CEO
  • Virtually every major environmental indications is worse today than it was at the time of the 1992 UN Conference
    David Hunter, Former Executive Director
    Centre of International & Environmental Law