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.

Over 25,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Nigeria.

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UN International Day of the African Child 2014 16 Jun 2014 | Africa | WaterAid Nigeria

As we commemorate this year's International Day of the African Child; we must ask ourselves, what does it really mean to be a child in Africa?

Read our opinion piece through the eyes of the African child.

Africa’s dirty secret WaterAid Nigeria

Michael Ojo, WaterAid Nigeria Country Representative, explains the impact of dirty water and unsafe sanitation is having on African lives.

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.