3.9 million Bauchi residents lack potable water- WaterAid


WaterAid Nigeria says no fewer than 3.9 million people in Bauchi state lack access to potable water.

This was disclosed by the Acting Director (Programme), Mr Mike Essien, on Monday while addressing newsmen on post-election promises made by politicians to electorate during campaign.

Essien said the people also lacked proper sanitation and hygiene services.

Easier, who spoke on behalf of the Country Director of WaterAid Nigeria, Dr Chichi Okoye, explained that the situation also affected schools and healthcare centres in the state.

“In 2018, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) reported that the state recorded 9, 725 cholera cases resulting in the death of 28 people with women recording the highest number of cases,” he said.

He explained that the statistics was obtained through the Joint Monitoring Programme of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and international standard of tracking.

He called on elected officials in the state, to honour their election campaign commitments and promises to improve water, sanitation and hygiene.

Bilkisu Pai