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World Water Day 2013: Nigerians walk for water tomorrow in Abuja

As part of activities planned to mark this year’s World Water Day, WaterAid Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and other members of the End Water Poverty (EWP) and the Keep Your Promises Campaign in Nigeria are joining thousands of people across the world to organise a ‘World Walk for Water & Sanitation’ on Thursday 21 March 2013 at 7.00am.

The symbolic walk is being held in solidarity with the millions who struggle to access clean water and basic sanitation daily. The route for the walk will be from the UNESCO Headquarters (NCCE building near the Federal Secretariat) in Central Area to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) premises in Area 11.

WaterAid Nigeria is collaborating with Federal Ministry of Water Resources and partnering with groups such as the Water and Sanitation Media Network, the Youth WASH Network to call for urgent action to tackle Nigeria’s water and sanitation crisis.

About 500 or more people comprising youths, persons living with disabilities, Youth Corpers, Civil Society Groups, journalists, Civil Servants, are expected to participate in the ‘Walk for Water’

As part of the event, people will be called upon to sign a petition calling on the Nigerian government to keep their promises on leveraging financial resources to develop the water and sanitation sector.

A round table discussion and exhibition on World Water Day will also hold at the International Conference Centre, this Friday by 10am.

World Water Day is celebrated annually to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s event is dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.


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