The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services programme, E-WASH have partnered with the Sokoto State Water Board in Northern Nigeria to iimprove service delivery.
Mr Ziyok Ishaku, the Sokoto Team Leader of USAID E-WASH who made this known during in a meeting in Sokoto said that the partnership would improve the health and hygiene of people through adequate sensitisation.
He also disclosed that the scheme would ensure improved delivery of water and sanitation services.
Ishaku said that the meeting was organised to discuss the role of media in disseminating relevant activities of the state water board and that of the E-WASH to the public adding that this would facilitate increased portable water access.
According to him, the programme was a USAID sponsored activity designed to assist in formulating relevant policies which would assist in providing potable drinking water.
“Hundreds of households demand improvement in service delivery and government commitments in different states of the country. The E-WASH, through the State Water Board would ensure reduction in non-revenue water and be utilised for consumption and other efficient services,” he explained.