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2024 World Water Day: Lagos state government unveils new WASH policy

The Lagos State Government has unveiled its new Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy, aimed at improving access to clean water and sanitation.

The policy was presented on Thursday, during an event organised in commemoration of the 2024 World Water Day with the theme: “Water for Peace.”

According to the state government, the policy is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Six.

The state government said the policy was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Six.

The policy was presented on Thursday, during an event organised in commemoration of the 2024 World Water Day with the theme: “Water for Peace.”

The technical support came through the USAID/Nigeria Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (LUWASH) Activity.

Presenting the policy, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said it served as a guiding framework in the journey towards ensuring universal access to clean water and sanitation.

Sanwo-Olu was represented by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab.

“This comprehensive policy outlines a holistic approach to water management, encompassing strategies for conservation, pollution prevention, and equitable distribution.

“By implementing the provisions of the WASH Policy, we reaffirm our commitment to leave no one behind in our quest for water security and peace.

“In our pursuit of water security and sustainability, it is imperative that we embrace the principles of inclusivity and equity.

“By addressing water scarcity and inequities in access, we can mitigate conflicts and build a more peaceful and just society,” he said.

The governor added that the ongoing activities of the LUWASH project supported by USAID, exemplified the government’s dedication to promoting water security and sustainability in urban areas.

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