Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has announced a 10-year water intervention project across four states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Punch reports that beneficiaries of the project are Edo, Kano, Kebbi, and Nasarawa states.
In addition to providing clean potable water in these states, the multinational organisation said it would be supporting the Federal Government in intensifying hand-washing culture in public places to halt Lassa fever and coronavirus.
This was disclosed by Diageo in Society Manager, Guinness Nigeria, Titilola Alabi, when the organised private sector on water, sanitation and hygiene met the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, in Abuja recently.
Alabi said, “In this financial year, we have committed to establishing five new water schemes in Abuja, Edo, Kano, Kebbi and Nasarawa states.
“We have chosen the communities in these states carefully following needs assessment and for the benefit of a larger population.”
She added that “currently, our water of life project, created to provide water to under-served communities by solar-powered water systems, is providing water to over 10 million Nigerians. We have 33 of such water schemes across 22 states.”