Residents of Dagbalodo village in Kpada Ward I of Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State have narrated how they depend on soiled water locally.
A video obtained by SaharaReporters reveals residents of the neighborhood digging out soiled water from the bottom with their fingers.
It was gathered that girls and kids within the village need to dig the bottom with their fingers to entry soiled water for his or her household to drink, prepare dinner and wash garments.
WATCH: Residents Of Kwara Community Dig The Ground With Their Hands For Dirty Water To Drink pic.twitter.com/v9k6ByHIPg
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The residents throughout a go to by an anti-corruption civil society organisation, Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), stated they’ve been excluded from water provide for years, forcing them to resort to fetching untreated water from the bottom.
“This is how we get water by digging holes; after digging, when it accumulates, we will now start fetching the water. It’s individually, you have to do it yourself. During the dry season, it takes nothing less than 5 hours to get something like this. You can see the small quantity from this hole now, I will have to wait till it accumulates again before fetching. Even to watch clothes is rare here. No drinkable water,” a villager was heard saying.
A press release from an official of the ENetSuD learn, “Individuals in the village who come to get water from the waterlogged sand will have to dig his/her own hole under the sand before getting the water, and they must wait for the water to accumulate before they can fetch it.
“ENetSuD is appealing to the government (Federal, State, or Local), philanthropists, and members of the public to help the village with the provision of potable water. A borehole will solve the community’s problem.”
“Anyone interested in helping the village with the provision of a borehole can contact the following ENetSuD officials in Patigi LGA: Usman Baba Mahmudu (08033434828) and Barr. Yusuf Abdulkadir Nafanwona (08032133000).”
On July 22, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 526 deaths from cholera whereas there are 22,130 suspected circumstances in 2021 alone.
The main reason behind cholera is the ingestion of contaminated meals and water, primarily fuelled by the dearth of water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) infrastructures.
Water Aid says 60 million individuals in Nigeria lack entry to scrub water. That is one in each three individuals.