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World bank approves $700 million for water sanitation hygiene in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a 700 million dollar credit for the Nigeria Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (SURWASH).

It announced this in a statement on its website in Washington D. C. on Thursday.

According to the statement, the credit will provide six million people with basic drinking water services and 1.4 million people access to improved sanitation services.

It would also deliver improved Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and Health Care Facilities and assist 500 communities to achieve open defecation-free status.

Source: World bank website

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