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Enugu declares water emergency after #ClaimYourWaterRights campaign

On 23 January, Enugu State declared a state-of-emergency in its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. The state government also established an 18-member inter-ministerial committee to revamp the WASH sector. The declaration comes after a series of advocacy meetings between state officials, Enugu’s water utility provider, the ministry of water resources and civil society organisations, to reinforce Nigerian citizen's rights to safe drinking water.