This is as covered by Africanews Media where Engr. Michael Ale spoke about the current situation of accessible water in Nigeria.
Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as the West African nation struggles to deal with its impact alongside the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 69,925 suspected cholera infections had been recorded as of September 5 in 25 out of the country’s 36 states and the capital Abuja, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Engineer Michael Oludare, an Oyo-based water scientist, said it is “very important” for authorities to look into the causes of cholera and provide basic water and sanitation facilities.
According to Oludare, the poor, women, children and internally displaced persons are among “those that will have problems when it comes to cholera.”
The government data from a study supported by UNICEF found that 157 million Nigerians are off the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) sanitation target as of December 2019, with access to safely managed sanitation services nationwide at only 21%.
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