photo by Ben Ezeamalu Nigeria
(07 August 2017) The Lagos State Water Company is pursuing various public private partnerships. The union and Nigerian civil society’s Our Water Our Right coalition, supported by a large group of organisations including PSI are opposing this due to the expected negative impact of PPPs on workers and the people of Lagos. EPSU signed on to a letter of PSI, Corporate Accountability International and others partners asking that the Lagos water corporation stop pursuing these efforts. The public authorities should commit to public funding of water to a robust and accountable democratic process for implementing any legislation relating to water and sanitation. We demand that the government ensures the human right to water through a democratic, public system.
For more information via PSI http://www.world-psi.org/en/sign-now-letter-lagos-governor-dont-privatize-public-water
For previous article on the EPSU website (18 March 2015) 'Workers and Unions in Nigeria pile pressure on the Lagos State government to backtrack on plans to privatise water'