Nigeria - Nigeria Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

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
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 79,181,136.35
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Nigeria


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-E00-014
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name SIFUMA John

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
7.25256 5.19312 Akure
7.31804 5.11105 Ibule
7.16667 5.08333 Ondo State