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Lagos Set To Mitigate Waterborne Diseases

The Lagos State Government is putting measures in place to mitigate waterborne diseases through effective regulation of Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 6) which stipulates clean water and sanitation for all.

To this end, the State Government, through the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO), on Monday organised a One-day Workshop on Faecal Sludge Management FM) Toolbox for stakeholders in partnership with FSM Alliance of The Netherlands, held at Radisson Hotel, Ikeja.

Speaking at the workshop, Executive Secretary of LASWARCO, Mrs. Funke Adepoju recalled that in August 2022, the World Health

Organisation (W.H.O.) selected Lagos as one of the three beneficiaries for the implementation of the Sanitation Safety Plan (SSP) in Nigeria, while Ikeja Municipality was selected as a pilot scheme for the development of the SP to be adopted statewide.


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