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WSA plans Nigeria presence

11 September 2013, 14:05

Lagos - The international organisation Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) is planning to establish an office in Nigeria.

Officials disclosed such plans during a visit by a WSA delegation to the minister of water resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe.

“Our coming to Nigeria will make people know that sanitation is no longer the excreta they use to know, it is now a business, you can recycle energy from sanitation produces, and this would create employment opportunity for teaming youths of this country and will increase income generation,” the leader of the delegation, Oliver Ujah, said in Abuja.

“Nigeria would benefit immensely from WSA. One of the greatest challenges in the water sector is finance and WSA in our transformation process has adopted new paradigm in addressing such issues.

"Now, we are talking about solving water and sanitation challenges in Africa. We have technical and financial partners across the world that will work with us to address such challenges,” Ujah added.

The delegation was in Nigeria to seek support from the Minister before setting an office in the country and also to contribute to the ministry’s efforts towards addressing water and sanitation challenges in the country.

WSA is a Pan-African intergovernmental agency dedicated to ameliorating water and sanitation challenges in Africa.

Its headquarters are in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

- CAJ News


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