Nigerian Environmentalists Condemn World Bank Privatization


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has condemned the privatisation of water. Its Deputy Director, Akinbode Wafemi spoke at a news conference in Lagos, following the visit by World Bank directors to Nigeria to promote privatisation. According to Oluwafemi, water is Nigeria’s common heritage, which must not be commodified. He urged the Lagos State government to invest in water infrastructure, including rehabilitation of existing waterworks.