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The Our Water, Our Right Movement has asked to halt ongoing water privatisation in Lagos

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Lagos Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwolu, to halt ongoing water privatisation in Lagos. The movement said “in tackling the water challenge, previous administrations including the outgoing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode have not consulted Lagos citizens, and instead, advanced false solutions including the globally-discredited Public Private Partnership (PPP) model of water privatisation.”


PSI Warns Governments Against Privatization Attempts in Africa: “PPPs Only Another Face of Corruption"

PSI affiliates in Nigeria in collaboration with the Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria held a workshop in Lagos on 3-4 April. Representatives from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda also attended the meeting.

Lagos water Workshop: "claims that PPP is not privatization should not be believed”

A heightening campaign among trade unions is pushing back against the Adiyan Phase II Water Scheme which constitutes a major threat on the security of water of Nigeria’s capital. leaders of PSI affiliates in Nigeria, the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), met at a roundtable to discuss the matter in detail and draw up the plan ahead. The people of Lagos “have made their strong opposition to water privatization abundantly clear for years,” the group said, adding that “despite the World Bank Group’s own research showing a high rate of failure for privatization projects in the water sector,” it appears to be a main proponent in this new move by their government.

Source: www.world-psi.org

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Lagos Water crisis: Alternative roadmap for public water sector

This publication points the way out of the water crisis in Lagos. It reviews the impact and reasons for the failure of the current water system, providing models from around the world for adaptation to the Lagos context, and makes specific recommendations that can be implemented by the Lagos State Government and Lagos State Water Corporation over the short and long term. This way forward will ensure a well-functioning, democratically governed water system in Lagos. This report is a joint effort by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Corporate Accountability International, Public Services International (PSI), Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and Transnational Institute (TNI).

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