Ambassadors for Enterprise Global Development Foundation (AFE) has launched a Clean Water Initiative to provide clean, free and safe water for people living in remote communities across the country for personal and domestic use.
The founder of the foundation, Amb Ashley Yusuf who disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja lamented that one of the key challenge facing the country was lack of access to potable water and clean water for sanitation to prevent water diseases.
He pointed out that the World Health Organization had developed the Millennium Development Goal on Water, that by the year 2015, water would be free, clean, and safe for all but unfortunately, this is 2017, 40 per cent of the World citizens and Africans are still suffering from being deprived of safe water.
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He said the United Nations General Assembly had declared that water is a human right and water should be clean, safe and free for all being a free gift of nature and water should not be seen as a privilege but a right.
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Stressing the need for urgent response to the challenge, Yusuf said, “without our generation’s response to this challenges we shall be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it boldly and swiftly and together, we will risk consuming future generations to an irrelevant catastrophe”.
He further noted that government alone or private sector cannot solve the challenge, Nigerians must join hands together to fight the course.
The founder further said that the international community and stakeholders around the world are engaged in a process to negotiate a new global framework to eradicate poverty through sustainable development goal (SDG).
Yusuf noted that as part of the United nation guidelines on water as human right and water should be sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable, the foundation is partnering with other Non governmental organizations to provide water for the teeming populace.
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