Implementing the Vote4WASH electoral campaign in Nigeria


Nigeria as a country has enjoyed a little over 20 years of uninterrupted democratic leadership after decades of oppressive and corrupt military rule. Unfortunately, the much anticipated dividends of democracy have hardly translated into any meaningful impact in the lives of Nigerians. This is particularly evident in the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis in the country where around 55 million people in Nigeria lack access to clean water, about 160 million live without a decent toilet, 47 million practice open defecation and about 110 million lack handwashing facilities with soap and water. The crisis also extends to institutions as half of all schools in Nigeria lack basic water facilities and 52% do not have basic sanitation services. Similarly, about 50% of hospitals lack clean water, almost 90% are without basic sanitation and 57% lack basic handwashing facilities.