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Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged Lagos State government to probe funds released since 1999 for the rehabilitation of the existing waterworks in Lagos, including the N1.6 BN released under the last administration
This was said by the Executive Director, CAPPA, Oluwafemi Akinbode at the public presentation of a Report titled “Water & COVID-19 : One Year after Damning Report, Water Shortage still Persists in Lagos”, a book in commemoration of this year’s World Water Day.
According to Oluwafemi, this year’s World Water Day’s theme, “Valuing Water”, reinforces their conviction that the water sector must be salvaged from for-profit entities and their promoters in government, who have made it virtually impossible for our people to access safe and affordable water.”
Akinbode warned that the dire water situation in the state is already causing apprehension among Lagos residents who fear that beyond COVID-19, they may be exposed to the diseases while sourcing for water from unwholesome places.