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Union wants Lalong to repeal controversial water sector law – Daily Trust

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) in Plateau State “has called on Governor Simon Bako Lalong to repeal the section of the Water Sector law that privatizes water supply in Jos and environs. (…) They stressed that privatisation of water would not only amount to betrayal of trust by the government of the state but would be immoral for the state government to subject the people to a dangerous experiment that has failed in other countries. Daily Trust reports that the union had, alongside Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria and CSOs, staged a protest on April 16 during a public hearing on the bill where they demanded that Article 3 subsection 1(p) of the bill that promotes public-private partnership be expunged.”

Source: Daily Trust

Protests grow over an “environmental protection” bill

Protests grow over an “environmental protection” bill seen as a stalking horse for water privatization. “A coalition of civil society groups, grassroots campaigners and water unionists have vowed to resist the Lagos State Environmental Management and Protection Bill which was passed into law on [February 21] by the Lagos House of Assembly, less than two weeks after the groups challenged key sections of the bill at a public hearing organized by the House Committee on the Environment.”

Source: Premium Times Nigeria