Sanwo-Olu seeks funding to tackle water shortage at COP28

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has rallied support for the long-term funding to tackle water shortage in the state.

Sanwo-Olu revealed this at a side meeting during the ongoing United Nations Climate Summit, also known as COP28.

Photos from the meeting was shared by Sanwo-Olu on his X page late Friday.

He captioned the photos, “Today at #COP28 , I rallied global support for long-term funding to tackle Lagos’ water shortage. At a side meeting during the #UNClimateSummit, I emphasized the need for sustainable financing to meet our city’s growing demand for safe water.

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“Lagos, home to 22 million, faces a daily demand of 700 million gallons of water but struggles to supply even 210 million due to infrastructure shortages.

Sanwo-Olu Seeks Funding To Tackle Water Shortage At COP28

“This isn’t just a social service; it’s an economic necessity vital for public health.

“Despite abundant water bodies, the state utilizes only 40% of its water facilities. Lagos needs about $2.8 billion investment in water infrastructure to meet the population’s needs. It’s time to bridge this gap through strategic partnerships.”


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