Nigeria - Zaria Water Supply Expansion and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Feb 2012
Signature Date 29 Jul 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 63,920,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project is part of the programme for the Zaria Water Supply Expansion programme. It aims to contribute to Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to increase access to water supply and sanitation from the current level of 54% for water and 32% for sanitation to 100% access by 2020. On the whole, the project will improve public health and standard of living in Zaria City and surroundings as well as increase the investment and operational conditions for industrial and commercial activities in the city, thereby enhancing opportunities for employment with improved livelihood of the residents the city and environs.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the proposed project are : (i) To improve access to safe water supply by residents (51% female) in the city of Zaria and its environs, from current levels of about 30% to 80% by 2016, and improve sanitation in schools, health centres and other public places like markets and motor parks (to 90%) by 2016, (ii) To improve service provision and commercial viability of Kaduna State Board, and (iii) to improve personal hygienic practices among school pupils and residents.


The project will improve access to clean water and sanitation for an estimated population of 1.2 million residents in the city of Zaria and its environs (Zaria and Sabon Gari LGAs), including men, women and children. Local NGOs and CBOs will benefit from capacity building in carrying hygiene and sanitation promotion.

Participating Organization

Kaduna State Water Board
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-E00-005
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mthokozisi NCUBE

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
10.9885 7.69622 Zaria
11.164 7.697 Sabon Gari
11.1113 7.7227 Zaria