|Approval Date||19 Nov 2021|
|Signature Date||26 Mar 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2025|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Water Supply & Sanitation|
|DAC Sector Code||14010|
The proposed intervention is an ADB Loan of USD 104.2 million and an Africa Growing Together Fund loan of USD 20 million to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in support to the FRN in the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Revitalization of Nigeria’s Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Sector. Project components include: (i) Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure development; (ii) Institutional development and capacity building and (iii) Project management. Outcomes are (i) Increased coverage and service level of WSS services in Akure city, and its environs (ii) Improved service delivery and commercial viability of Ondo State Water Corporation (ODWC) (iii) Improved personal sanitation and hygiene practices in Akure city and its environs and (iv) Improved capacity in meeting the National WASH targets through support provided by the FMWR to reform Urban WSS service provision in the States.
The project development objective is to support the urban water and sanitation sector reforms in Nigeria and increase access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services to the residents of Akure City and its environs. This will be achieved through financing: (i) the hard component consisting of investments to rehabilitate, up-grade and expand water supply systems in Akure City and environs (Ondo City and satellite towns of Idanre, Igbara-Oke, Ilara Mokin, Ibule-Soro and Ipogun); (ii) the soft component consisting of support for establishing institutional arrangements for sustainability of WSS services in Ondo State; and strengthening the Federal Government’s capacity to facilitate urban (WSS) reform and performance improvements across the country.
The components financed by ADB will be implemented from March 2022 to June 2027 and will benefit an estimated at 1.3 million (50% Female) people in Akure city and its environs. At the Federal level, the Urban Water Reform component will establish an urban WSS investment program contributing to scaling up of the National WASH Action plan 2018-2030. This will benefit the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) as they will be able to lead the sector more effectively.
African Development Bank
Government Of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR)
|Last Update||03 Oct 2022|
|7.16667 5.08333||Ondo State|