Connect with us


CSOs call on govts. to ensure water, sanitation facilities exist in strategic locations



Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), has called on state governors to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene facilities exist in strategic locations to ensure the promotion of effective hand washing behaviour change.

Mr Attah Benson, the NEWSAN National Coordinator said this in a statement to commemorate the 2019 Global Hand Washing Day with the theme: “Clean Hands for All”.

According to Benson, hand washing with soap at critical times is the easiest, most effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

“The theme for the 2019 emphasises to the Principle of “ Leave No One Behind” in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

“Hand washing with soap is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases and helping children to strong.

“We wish to appreciate the current effort and concern of the Federal Government in improving its intervention in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.

“We hereby call on the different state governments to reciprocate the Federal Government effort by ensuring that water, sanitation and hygiene facilities exist in strategic locations in their states.

“These locations include schools, hospitals/clinics, motor parks, markets/ shopping centres, bus stops/ transit stations, among other, ” he said.

He however called on the citizens to ensure that facilities at these locations were maintained and put into good use to ensure the promotion of effective hand washing behaviour change,” he said.

Attah added that all should be reminded of the importance of hand washing with soap at critical times, especially before eating, cooking, feeding children and after using the toilet, or playing with animals/ pets, among others.

He therefore said that NEWSAN was a coordinating network of over 300 Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and Community Based Organisations in water, sanitation and hygiene registered in Nigeria.

He said that NEWSAN’s mandate “is to enhance access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services for all in Nigeria.’’



Edited by Grace Yussuf

Joan Nwagwu: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Contact US: editor, nnnnews247

Court remands teenager over alleged murder Coronavirus Scare: AMAC secretariat safe, free – Chairman Nasarawa Assembly assures good working relationship with executive We’ll complete all ongoing projects in A’Ibom – Gov. Emmanuel FRSC tasks transport unions on compliance with Coronavirus protocols Coronavirus: FRSC directs transporters to sanitise vehicles, loading terminals EEDC donates PPE to frontline health workers in UNTH FG to initiate service delivery scheme in 7 states Alleged illegal property seizure: Court adjourns N8.1bn suit against Lagos until July 17 Bauchi Inquiry Committee seeks stakeholders’ support to end farmers, herders clashes Court admits 6 guns in evidence in alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, 6 others’ case Police seize 10 AK47 rifles, ammunition from suspected gunrunners in Taraba Marginalisation: Adopt dialogue, Warri council boss advises Itsekiri group Russian Agency to provide water solutions to parts of South Africa Schools projects: Ogun govt. warns contractors against use of substandard materials President predicts Coronavirus in Indonesia will reach peak in August-September Malami gives Sahara Reporters 7-day ultimatum to retract libelous, defamatory publications against him Thai hotel partially closed over Coronavirus-infected Egyptian Maize farmers call for end to insecurity to enhance food production Fake DSS personnel bags 12 years imprisonment Lockdown: 2 docked over alleged assault on policemen Fire guts World Trade Centre in FCT Brother of Tottenham’s Aurier shot dead in France Man, 28, remanded over alleged possession of firearms Association tasks Nigerians on peace, tolerance Military chopper crash kills 2 in Kenya Don calls for restoration of African values in tackling corruption Lawmaker advocates life or death sentence for killer herdsmen, bandits   We are not non indigenes in Nasarawa — Tiv Community Scourge of banditry will soon be thing of the past – CDS Russia detains 5 suspected IS terrorists Coronavirus: Lagos records 12 deaths within 24 hours- NCDC FG arraigns 10 for allegedly hijacking Chinese fishing vessel Housing: Anambra plans massive construction to reduce deficit Zaha urges social media platforms to remove racist users UNILAG alumnus accused of raping 2 undergraduates knows fate Aug. 17 EU to increase cooperation with third countries to combat smuggling S/African president pays tribute to late Zindzi Mandela Court sentences hairstylist to 20 years in prison for rape, others Water supply: Makinde proposes N3bn investment plan Court sentences teenager to 2 weeks imprisonment for stealing cell phone Coronavirus: FRSC goes tough on enforcing  2-passengers-per-seat  policy  in Bayelsa Google to invest $10bn in India Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, has died – ANC  Nigeria’s unclaimed dividends hit N158.44bn in 2019 NAFDAC solicits support against fake, unwholesome products in Borno Coronavirus guidelines: FRSC arrest 1,460 drivers in Lagos Ekiti Govt, CIPM collaborate on capacity devt NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against 25-year-old man Israeli minister calls for return to lockdown