African Women Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNet) has called on governments in Nigeria and Africa to ensure adequate maintenance of the groundwater system for the adequate supply, healthy environmental assessment, and citizen conducive accessible usage.
In a press statement issued in commemoration of World Water Day 2022 with the theme: “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible”, AWWASHNET stressed the need for government at all levels to halt every plan of water privatisation.
The statement reads in part, “AWWASHNet has observed, that the lack of or inadequate availability of clean and safe drinking water is the root cause of some life-threatening illnesses.
“Lagos State, Nigeria and other African leaders are advised to make groundwater as visible, sustainable and viable as possible.”
The group also tasked all tiers of government to spare no effort at ensuring the completion of abandoned water projects all over Nigeria, not leaving behind the groundwater management.