Water and Development Challenges in Nigeria

OYEBODE, Oluwadare Joshua and ADEBAYO, Victor Babafemi and OYEGOKE, Sunday Olakunle (2015) Water and Development Challenges in Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6 (8). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2229-5518

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A paper presentation on Water and development challenges in Nigeria can never come at a better time than now. It has been carefully written, with respect to previous publications and works done in the light of the Water Sector of Nigeria. The Nigerian Government has long considered the provision of water supply and sanitation services to be the domain of the federal, state and local governments. However, the public sector has not been successful in meeting more than a small portion of the demand for water and sanitation of residential and commercial users. Services are in critically short supply. For example, out of the 85 million people living in urban and semi-urban areas, less than half have reasonable access to reliable water supply. It is the keen interest of the writer to bring forward the various challenges of the sector and probable solutions. It has been said, for the system to come alive, every mechanism of the system needs to be forthcoming. The Government should be the Referee; the policy making and implementing arm, the various investors and finally the populace, who doubles as the costumer and also the consumer. It is the expectation this work would generate the interest of the various Organs of the Nigerian Government, Water Sector Investors, NGOs, External Partners and the entire populace that we need to play our individual role to make the Sector a worthy one, thereby eradicating poverty, unemployment and various ills that seems to be contributed by this vague negligence and mass failure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water, Development, Challenges, Government, Nigeria.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Oluwafunmilola Bankole
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 15:22
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 15:22
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/680

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