FG develops action plan for WASH sector

The Federal Government (FG) through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has carried out the Climate Risk Analysis for Nigeria and developed an action Plan for climate resilience in the WASH Sector.

This is even as states have been urged to ensure adequate implementation of the plan so as to enjoy a climate resilient WASH sector.

The action plan is expected to provide a comprehensive framework that assesses the current climate situation in each geopolitical zone of the country and proffer innovative solutions in order to improve the WASH services.

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the National Workshop on the Development of Climate Risk Analysis and Plan of Action for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Terlumun, Utsev said the Climate Risk Analysis and Action Plan for the WASH sector in Nigeria is designed to address some of these concerns head-on so will be our guiding compass on this journey.

According to the Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Shehu Shinkafi, “This plan is not just about short-term fixes; it’s about long-term impact. It’s about ensuring that the boreholes we construct, the toilets we build, and the hygiene practices we promote are climate resilient and continue to serve generations to come.”

Also, UNICEF’s WASH Manager, Mr. Chiranjibi Tiwari, said Nigeria is the second globally on countries with climate change vulnerability and that the water sector is more important than other sectors as it is at the middle of climate impact.

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