Rural Water Suply and Sanitation Sub-Programmes for Yobe and Osun States

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Oct 2007
Signature Date 15 May 2008
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 51,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Sub-Programmes involve provision of water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building in parallel. In addition, support will be provided to enhance the process of mainstreaming sector policies, institutional strengthening at the federal, state and local government levels in order to manage implementation of the Sub-Programmes and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and feedback. The Sub-Programmes have three components: (i) Infrastructure Provision, (ii) Capacity Building and (iii) Management Support. The expected main achievements are: (i) 2,359 hand dug wells, (ii) 2,112 boreholes with hand pumps, (iii) 405 boreholes with motorized pump, (iv) 191,229 household sanplat latrines, (v) 58,351 household VIP latrines, (vi) 934 water points in schools and public places, (vii) 2,394 latrines in schools and public places, (viii) 47 WES units in LGAs set up and equipped, (ix) 664 women empowered and trained to ensure hygiene in communities, (x) 18 training package conducted, and (xi) 8 NGOs and 50 private drillers supported and trained.

Project Objectives

The objective of sub-programmes in Yobe and Osun states is to: (i) increase and sustain provision of safe water supply and adequate sanitation services to the rural population in the states of Yobe and Osun, and (ii) build institutional and sector capacity for effective management and implementation. The Sub-Programmes target will increase the water coverage from 46.40% in Yobe and 44.72 in Osun to 100% of the 2015 population and the sanitation coverage from 33.60% in Yobe and 29.20% in Osun, to 90% of the 2015 population. The target population is 3.32 million with water facilities and 2.98 million with sanitation services. The sub-programmes will thus contribute up to 3.60% to the national targets relating to the safe water supply in line with MDGs. Its contribution to the national sanitation target is estimated at 3.23 %.


The immediate beneficiaries will be the rural population in the two states of Yob and Osun of about 3.32 million people (2015 population) comprising 2.56 million in Yobe and 0.76 million in Osun. The beneficiaries include subsistence farmers and rural underemployed people. The majority of the beneficiaries are rural people living below the poverty line, including poor women, children, youth and vulnerable groups. The other beneficiaries are the RWSS institutions through provision of institutional support and capacity building as well as NGOs and consultants/contractors who will be involved in implementation.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-E00-002
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name SIFUMA John

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
12 11.5 Yobe State
7.5 4.5 Osun State