IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 6 IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF ADO/ODO OTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN OGUN STATE (2015 – 2019)

Chinyere Enefaka Okoye, Felix Chidozie (PhD)

Abstract


The study examines the implementation of sustainable development goal 6 which is about ensuring universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for all. Specifically, this study explains the challenges of implementing SDG 6 in Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area in Ogun State. It looks at the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria and the LGA. Using both the quantitative and qualitative method of data collection, it studies the WASH policy and laws in Nigeria. It adopted the development theory and establishes the link between the importance of Goal 6 and sustainable development. The data for this work were gathered from both primary and the secondary sources. Structured interviews were also conducted with experts in this field. The content analysis technique was used to analyze the data gotten from the secondary source while the SPSS statistical tool was used to analyze the primary data. The findings revealed that universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for all has not been fully implemented in in this locality. It also discovers that there is no development plan for the water sector hence the difficulty in implementation. Therefore, the study recommends that the government should review the existing water polices, end open defecation and ensure effective institutions. Also, there should be massive sensitization and advocacy of the residents in Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area in Ogun State.


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Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Sustainability, Development

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