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Water, sanitation, hygiene and wellness programme is important to the survival of man and society must improve hygiene and people wellness.

UNICEF (The United Nations International Children Emergency) has donated N47 million to the Sokoto State Government to boost sanitation and hygiene and wellness in the state.

This was disclosed by Mr. Mohammed Mohiuddin, the Chief of the Field Office, Sokoto State, that the UNICEF donation was made known at the  sensitization programme for traditional leaders and local government councils’ Chairme, Sokoto Chapter today Friday 5 May 2017 in Sokoto State.

Mr. Mohammed Mohiuddin disclosed that the donation money was received on the aim of providing support in the area of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and wellness programme in the Sokoto State.

It was further reiterated by UNICEF official that the money donation encompasses provision of technical support through procurement, contract, management, implementation and monitoring of water supply and sanitation infrastructure in rural areas in the state.

It was stated that the aim of the donation is to work with government in accelerating access to water and sanitation for all people in the Nigeria and encouraging the state to intensify efforts at achieving that goal in record time

Sokoto State Government had begun the mission of achieving the Sustainable Development SDG-6 by 2030.

Mr. Mohammed Mohiuddin, the Chief of the Field Office, Sokoto State further said that “UNICEF has also been working with the Rural Water and Sanitation Agency for the implementation of community-led total sanitation model.

“This is being done in 122 communities to be certified as open defecation free in Tangaza Local Government Area of the state,’’ he said.

 “The Fund has also developed a system for water safety planning, household water treatment and hygiene promotion aimed at improving health outcomes.

“UNICEF also supports the state government in other areas of maternal and child health, nutrition, polio and basic education.

“It also helps in social protection through conditional cash transfer to poor families and communication for development among others.’’