The World Bank has authorized a $700 million loan to Nigeria’s Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (SURWASH) to help enhance access to safe drinking water and sanitation services.
This was announced by the World Bank in a statement made on Thursday. According to the global financial organization, the loan comes from the International Development Association (IDA) and is anticipated to provide basic drinking water services to 6 million people and enhanced sanitation to 1.4 million people.
“Today, the World Bank approved Nigeria’s Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program,” the statement added (SURWASH). The International Development Association’s (IDA)* $700 million credit will provide basic drinking water services to 6 million people and better sanitation to 1.4 million people.
The program will improve water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in 2,000 schools and health care facilities, as well as aid 500 communities in becoming open defecation-free. These will be executed in conjunction with the Nigerian government’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the Revitalization of the Nigerian Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector.”