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Water Scarcity: Residents Worry about Lack of Access to Water in Lagos

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The residents of Odoiragunshi and Poka communities in Eredo Local Council  Development Areas in Epe have decried the deplorable state of access to water in their communities.

They shared their concerns during a visit to the community by the staff of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) as part of its Just City Project on Mobilizing Lagos Communities for Participatory Water Governance.

During the visit led by Philip Jakpor, Director of Programmes, CAPPA, first-hand information was obtained from locals on the challenges they faced in accessing water for use and the status of the Epe and Odoiragunshi waterworks.

As a result of the concerns of residents gathered by CAPPA, the group recommended that the Lagos Government should “immediately commence repair and resuscitation of the Epe Mini Waterworks and Odoiragushi waterworks.

“Reject water privatisation and commodification of water, uphold the human right to water as an obligation of the government representing the people.”

The group also recommended that “GMD Lagos Water Corporation, Engr Mumuni Badmus should immediately conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the waterworks and take steps to rehabilitate them.”

Source: BO News

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