Friday, 23 December 2016 12:20

Lagos faces water and sanitation crisis, says UN

PerSecondNews -- United Nations human rights expert, Léo Heller, on Thursday, called for increased funding for water and sanitation in the 2017 budget to address the needs of 21 million residents of Lagos.

 

Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to water and sanitation, commented on the budget, after it was presented by Governor Akinwumi Ambode to the Lagos House of Assembly, UN Secretary-General’s office said.

According to him, Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, continues to grow while access to basic services could dwindle.

He said the government reports showed high deficits in the sector, “representing clearly unacceptable conditions for millions of the megacity’s residents.”

Heller said the annual budget discussion was a chance for the city to take more actions in providing water and sanitation to the people.

He also expressed concerns over the high numbers of vulnerable people.

“There is no question that the city’s water and sanitation sector has deteriorated to this point because of the way it has been managed for many years,” the UN Special Rapporteur said.

Heller also presented some alternative solutions to the problem for the state government to consider.

His suggestions include increasing the effectiveness of the public service provider, adopting necessary financing schemes, and reducing water losses.

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 02:01

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