By Vivian Emoni
Abuja – The Society for Promotion of People`s Rights, a Non-Governmental (NGO), said it would support the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) water board to improve access to clean water for the residents.
Mr Williams Osaze, President of the organisation, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to him, the organisation is planning to provide some facilities to support the residents in the area of water and sanitation to improve their livelihood.
He said that the plan would also ease the challenges the residents faced in accessing clean water adding it would collaborate with the board and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the arrangement progressed effectively.
“We are planning to collaborate with the board and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that this development brings efficient result.
“The NGO has discovered that some residents in some parts of the FCT do not even have access to clean water and we all know that water is life.
“Life without water is not complete. I decided to take the action by trying to partner the board and other organisations to ensure that we succeed.
“We are concentrating so far on some communities in Kuje and Bwari, before moving to other areas in the FCT.
“My organisation is ready to give the residents lasting solution in the area of water and sanitation,’’ he said.
Osaze said that the organisation had distributed toiletries to some schools and residents in the FCT, adding that the effort was to encourage the people as well as improve their lives.
He said that the NGO had visited authorities of some private schools in the FCT to discuss their plan to sensitise students to improve in sanitation.
The president noted the campaign was aimed at educating the students on importance of sanitation and dangers associated with living in an unclean environment.
He urged the stakeholders to support government in ensuring that water and sanitation sector improved effectively.