Governor Abiodun Declares State Of Emergency In Water Sector
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has declared a state of emergency in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Governor Abiodun who made the declaration in Abeokuta, when he received the report of a steering committee for the Implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme, WASH, also declared a war against open defecation in the state.
Governor Abiodun said the water and sanitation sector must be adequately attended to at the urban and sub-urban levels, adding that rural water supply and sanitation needs of the residents of the state would be prioritised in line with Goal Six of the Sustainable development Goals, SDGs.
While noting that potable water, good hygiene and sanitation was crucial to the health and economic well-being of the people, Governor Abiodun pointed out that lack of these basic needs had led to a number of preventable diseases.
He maintained that his administration would continue to invest through effective partnership with development partners towards ensuring that potable water and sanitation get to the doorsteps of every household in the state.