The World Bank, in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja via Mr. Bamidele Oladokun, says it has approved a credit of 250 million US dollars to help the Nigerian Government continue its efforts to increase access to water supply services. The Communications Associate, Africa Region, Mr Bamidele Oladokun, said the credit facility would also help to improve existing water utilities.
For The Poor
The project seeks to open up time for the poor to pursue education and income-generating activities, thereby creating the opportunity to help themselves out of poverty, instead of spending endless hours fetching water. The funds would target the poor, urban population living in the state capitals and their surroundings, and will benefit some two million people in Nigeria.