Nigeria’s Water-Supply Nightmare

Ogedengbe, M. O (1997-08-12)


Nigeria's water-supply situation seems to have become a monstrosity, characteristic of a nightmare. All over the country, virtually everywhere there is insufficient water to satisfy the basic human needs - drinking, cooking," washing and sanitation, let alone the commercial, industrial and agricultural needs. The. quantity of water supplied in all the thirty six states of the federation is less. than 25 litres per-capita-per day (lpcd) on the average. The comparable figure in the developed countries of Europe and America is about 4001pcd: The figure recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for countries in Nigeria's level of development is about 180lpcd.