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FG spends N1bn annually to provide water for IDPs

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FG spends N1bn annually to provide water for IDPs

The Federal Government has said providing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) water and sanitation nationwide cost about N1 billion annually. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who stated this when he received the United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, in his office, expressed worries that the drying state of the Lake Chad was capable of compounding the food insecurity and the sanitation challenges in Boko Haram ravaged North-East region of the country.

“On the issue of cooperation between Nigeria and the UN on the re-integration of the people of the North-East ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency, the Minister said part of the ministry’s efforts in cushioning the effects of the insurgency in that region under this present administration in the past two years had been by budgeting about N1 billion annually to water supply and sanitation facilities for the IDPs nationwide,” he said.

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