New bill threatens human right to water in Lagos

On February 20, the Lagos House of Assembly pushed through a bill that, if signed into law by Governor Ambode, would dramatically limit Lagosians’ access to water and further facilitate privatization.

Our Water Our Right coalition in Lagos, Nigeria is standing against government plans for water privatization and calling for adequate public investment to ensure the realization of the human right to water in the city of 21 million.  We are asking you to stand with us today to oppose a bill that endangers the human right to water and sanitation in Lagos by criminalizing informal water access and promoting privatization.

Please add your organization name to the sign-on letter by emailing with your organization name and country (if country specific).  Also, as an individual, please sign this petition!