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Benue state promises support for WSSCC’s sanitation project

      By Wale Elekolusi

L-R,National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Mrs. Priscilla Achakpa,Water Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador in Nigeria, Engr. Mrs Ebele Okeke and Benue Sate Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom during a courtesy visit by the State Sanitation Task Group at government house, Markurdi.Photo:Cityvoix

L-R: National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Mrs. Priscilla Achakpa; WSSCC’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador in Nigeria, Engr. Mrs Ebele Okeke ; and Benue Sate Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom during a courtesy visit by the Benue State Sanitation Task Group to Government house, Makurdi.       Photo:Cityvoix

 

The  Benue state Government has promised to pay its counterpart fund towards the implementation of the Water Supply and Sanitation Council (WSSCC)’s sanitation project in the state.

Speaking while receiving members of the Benue State Sanitation Task Group in his office, the State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom  announced that he had sent  a supplementary budget  of N5.5 Billion to the State House of Assembly,promising that the counterpart fund would be released as soon as the budget is approved.

During the visit, WSSCC’s Water and Sanitation Ambassador in Nigeria ,Engr Ebele Okeke, called for accelerated action to end  Open Defecation in the state and  improve access to safe water and Sanitation services.

The National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Mrs. Priscilla Achakpa, on her part assured the state government of the continued partnership of the WSSCC  to end open defecation in the state, saying the body has embarked on several projects to improve water and sanitation programmes in schools and communities in the state.

 

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