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Edo, EU MoU addresses sanitation

27 March 2014, 07:51Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Edo State has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Niger Delta Support Programme on Water Supply and Sanitation to address the issue of water supply.

Signing on behalf of the State Government, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, said water was one of the basic challenges facing both urban and rural areas in the region.

“We are seeing the challenge of sanitation across the state. Our people still have a lot to learn with regards to basic sanitary habits. I am convinced that we need to step up efforts in educating our people and above all enforcing laws as appropriate.

"We need to use a combination of carrot and stick. People who breach the laws have to be made to face the punishment prescribed by the laws. So that way, the culture of impunity and the general attitude of people not appreciating the damage they are doing not only to their children but to other innocent members of their community will be stopped,” the Governor said.

He was confident the state would address the sanitation challenges.

“With the various commissioners who by the nature of their assignment are supposed to be dealing with these issues, I am confident that we are in good hands.

"On our part, we have the necessary political leadership to drive the changes and get people to behave responsibly and use resources judiciously and transparently so that we can earn the trust and sustain the confidence of our development partners,” Oshiomhole said.

– CAJ News

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