Delta State is acquiring a statewide testing and data analysis of water quality, an exercise intended to wage war against water borne diseases. The scheme was flagged off by the governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, last Thursday, January 26, 2017. This is as the state has also launched a five-year football development scheme to produce future soccer stars that once made old Bendel a Mecca of sports.
A $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide has been announced by the UN Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF). The appeal comes with a giant share of 25 percent going towards their education.
On September 1st, The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programsâ€™ responsiveness to conflict in the Niger Delta.
Nigeria is among 16 countries to benefit from a ground breaking research on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse. The project is a collaboration between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) program of PIND took the initiative to promote point-of-use or household water treatment technologies to address the challenge of poor drinking water quality and access to safe water in the Niger Delta.