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90% Nigerian Households Consume Contaminated Water

90% Nigerian Households Consume Contaminated Water

Ninety per cent of households in Nigeria consume contaminated water and other impure substances, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has revealed.

Mrs Maureen Zubie-Okolo, a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with UNICEF, has said, adding that the water and sanitation situation in the country was worrisome.

She said although 64.1 percent of Nigerians had access to improved drinking water sources, North-East states were, however, lagging behind with 52.4 per cent, while South-West states top the chart with 87.3 per cent of its residents having access to improved water sources.

“About two out of every three households use improved water sources, while a little more than one-third use improved sanitation compared to 58.5 percent and 31 per cent respectively in 2011.

According to the report, overwhelming majority representing 90.8 per cent of households in Nigeria, drink water contaminated by faeces and other impure substances …

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