Category: Excellence in Environmental Journalism
AMOS ABBA (Nigeria)
HOW NESTLE NIGERIA CONTAMINATES WATER SUPPLY OF ITS HOST COMMUNITY IN ABUJA
www.icirnigeria.org (International Centre for Investigative Reporting)
April 28, 2019
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On April 14, 2016, Nestle Nigeria assembled a team of geological experts, businessmen and politicians to witness the commissioning of a N5.6 billion water factory in Manderegi, an agrarian community in Abaji local government area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The factory is celebrated as the most modern water plant in Sub-Saharan Africa.
At the event, Nestle Nigeria promised to provide free access to potable water for not fewer than 1,000 residents of the community and improve technical competencies locally by establishing a technical training centre for the youths in Abaji.