UNICEF says 25% of WASH investments in Nigeria lost to poor operation, maintenance

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported concerns over the loss of 25% of annual investments in Nigeria’s water and sanitation sector.

This setback is attributed to inadequate operation and maintenance, coupled with infrastructure dysfunction, as revealed at the Nigeria/UNICEF Annual WASH Review Meeting in Abuja.

Dr Jane Bevan, UNICEF’s Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) emphasized the alarming trend observed through critical analysis of WASHNORM and the Sector Wide Sustainability Checks (SWSC).