According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), almost one-third of Nigerian children do not have enough water.
It is urging immediate action to address the issue.
UNICEF said in a statement commemorating World Water Day that more than 1.42 billion people worldwide live in areas with high or particularly high water vulnerability.
Simply put, one out of every five children does not have enough water to satisfy their daily needs.
Mustapha Emmanual Ushadari is a commodity expert. “Provide potable drinking water, particularly to children,” he wants the government to do.
“Potable drinking water is a good thing to have. The government should ensure that everyone, particularly children, has access to safe drinking water. The children require safe drinking water. They must drink water before going to school and before going about their daily activities.
The figures in Africa’s most populous country are especially alarming, according to the report.
26.5 million Nigerian children, or 29 percent of the country’s children, are exposed to high or exceptionally high levels of water scarcity “According to the UN body.
“Water should be consumed four to five times per hour because it is beneficial to the body.
You will be healthy if you drink enough water, but you will not be healthy if you do not. “You might have kidney problems,” said Dauda Garba, a water vendor.
Water-related illnesses are said to kill 100,000 Nigerian children each year.
“The world’s water crisis is here, and children are the biggest victims,” said a UNICEF representative in this West African country.
Despite “some progress,” according to UNICEF, “much more work remains to be done to ensure that all Nigerians have access to adequate, quality water and hygiene services.”
Despite the fact that about 70% of Nigerians are said to have access to basic water services, more than half of these sources are polluted, according to the UN.