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Water crisis in Nigeria

by HASSAN ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD | 18-10-2021 17:07 recommendations 0

Nigeria is so rich in water resourses that many of its 36 states are named after rivers.
In addition to surface water found in nearly every part of the country.
There is also plenty of stored in the ground. The country has 215 cubic Kilometers a yer of available surface water.
This is a lot higher than many African countries.

One would imagine that Nigerians have plenty of water to drink.
But this is not the case. In fact, only 19% of Nigerians has access to safe drinking water. Although 67% of Nigerians have basic supply, access is uneven.
In cities, 82% of people have basic supply, whereas its only 54% in rural areas.

why is this happening in a country with abundant water resourses?
We all need to water to survive.
Without water, there would be no life on earth.
In The end, the government should implement adaptive and sustainable polices and projects to regulate water resources.

"if there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water"_ Loren Eisely

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  • Nigeria E-gen Ambassador HASSAN ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD
 
 

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Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Hassan, this is your mentor Joon.

    Yes water accessibility is one of the major issues discussed in international organizations
    such as UN. As we need water in order to survive, everyone should be able to access to
    safe drinkable source of water. However, this is not the case especially for those living
    in rural areas without proper infrastructure. I have been to Mozambique, and South Sudan's
    rural, especially underdeveloped area, and observed the water accessibility. Though there
    were some gatherings of water, those were not drinkable, at least in WHO standards.
    However, people did not have much choice and kept drinking contaminated water. As a
    result, percentage of people infected to waterborne diseases were notably high.
    As water is primary resource to survive, organizations and government should quickly
    give out solutions for it.

    Well read your article, and hope you are doing well.

    Best,

    Joon
    Posted 19-10-2021 23:50

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