Poor Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Costs Nigeria Nearly $3 Billion

13 Mar 2014 by Local Press Report

WaterAid has disclosed that poor water, sanitation and hygiene is costing Nigeria around N455 billion ($2.7 billion USD), equivalent to 1.3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) each year. The organisation, through its Nigerian office, also said lack of such essential services creates a massive crisis for developing countries like Nigeria - undermining health systems, education, economic development, and progress on gender equality. The assertions were contained in a release issued by Communications & Campaigns Manager, WaterAid Nigeria, Mr. Oluseyi Abdulmalik, and titled 'International Women's Day, WaterAid working to 'Inspire Change' on water and sanitation'...

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