World Bank approves $700 million credit to aid access to potable water in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved $700 million credit to the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (SURWASH) to aid access to potable water and improved sanitation services.

This was disclosed by the World Bank via a statement issued and seen by Nairametrics on Thursday.

The global financial institution explained that the loan is from the International Development Association (IDA) and it is expected to provide 6 million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services.

It stated, “The World Bank today approved the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (SURWASH). The $700 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA)* will provide 6 million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services.

The program will deliver improved water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and Health Care Facilities and assist 500 Communities to achieve open defecation free status. These will be implemented as part of the Government of Nigeria National Action Plan (NAP) for the Revitalization of Nigeria’s Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector.”

 

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