According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), about 66 million people in Nigeria do not have access to safe water, while over 110 million lacked access to improved sanitation. As a result, about 150,000 children under the age of five are estimated to die annually largely due to diarrhea related diseases that are mostly associated with unsafe drinking water.

A publication by UNICEF estimates that in Africa alone people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking to collect water, this process has been said to deeply eat into the time which girl children are supposed to spend in schools.

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