WorldStage Newsonline-- Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, has said that the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) Initiative will be unveiled to the private sector at one-day interactive meeting on Thursday 20th July, 2017 at the Protea Hotel, Isaac John Street GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
He said that view of fact that the situation of the country’s Water Supply and Sanitation sub-sector has reached a pathetic stage, the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Organized Private Sector are expected to attend the meeting to forge a common solution.
According to a statement from the office of the Minister, more than 50 million Nigerians do not have access to improved sources of drinking water while over 100 million lack access to improved sanitation facilities either at home or in public places.
Adamu, said that to address this situation, the Ministry recently launched an initiative tagged PEWASH which “is a National Collaboration Platform for the improvement of access to water supply and Sanitation nationwide through structured multi-agency partnerships. He added that in the partnership, there are roles for the Public sector, private sector and other development partners both local and international.”