Nigeria - Nigeria Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply & Sanitation Project (AFDB-P-NG-E00-009)

  • Nigeria
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2019
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Government Of Nigeria
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  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 54.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UA 76,247,063
Converted using 2019-12-12 exchange rate.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 14, 2020

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Project Description

The present intervention concerns the Nigeria Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply & Sanitation Project. It aims to improve the sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Akure City and its environs. The project is directly part of the Pillar I of the Vision on "Guaranteeing the well-being and productivity of the people," which recognizes that "Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. The type of access, quantum of water supply and quality of sanitation facilities available determine the quality of life of the people and the potential for poverty alleviation". It will contribute to the wellbeing and productivity of residents of Akure City and its environs with the expected outcomes of: a) Increased coverage and service level of water supply and public sanitation in Akure city and its environs; b) Improved service delivery and commercial viability of Ondo State Water Corporation (ODWC); c) Improved personal hygienic and environmental practices in Akure city and its environs; d) Improved support provided by the FMWR to reform Urban WSS service provision in the States towards meeting the National WASH targets. The project components are (i) Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure; (ii) Institutional development and capacity building and (iii) Project management.

The project has the following objectives: (i) Provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Akure City and environs (which cover Ondo City and satellite towns of Idanre, IgbaraOke, Ilara Mokin, Ibule-Soro and Ipogun); (ii) Establish institutional & organizational arrangements for sustainability of the water and sanitation services; and (iii) Strengthen Federal Government's capacity to facilitate urban Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) reform and performance improvements across the country.

The main project beneficiaries in Akure and environs are the 1.3 million residents (48% female) expected to live in the project area (the current population is 0.7 million) who will benefit from improved water services and sanitary conditions. The beneficiaries will be involved in the project through customer outreach activities and capacity building initiatives.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information



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