people in Nigeria don't have access to safe water.

Over 130 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in Nigeria, two thirds of the population.

In Nigeria, around 68,000 children under five years old die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Girls need separate and private toilets in schools with water and handwashing facilities so they can continue going to school even during their period.

Making menstruation matter to everyone everywhere 26 May 2016 | Dr Michael Ojo, WaterAid Nigeria’s Country Representative

Menstrual Hygiene Day gives affirmation to the urgent need to break the silence and taboos around menstruation and raise awareness of the challenges women and girls face worldwide. Dr Michael Ojo, WaterAid Nigeria’s Country Representative, highlights some home truths about that special time of the month.

Nigeria is the most densely inhabited country in Africa with a population of more than 174 million and growing rapidly. As the population increases, remote communities are further cut off and urban facilities become overloaded.