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CONTRIBUTION OF BAMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL TO RURAL WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

Helen H. Ray and Zannah Kaloma Ali

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


This study assessed the Contribution of Bama local government council on rural water supply schemes in Borno State. The objectives are to identify the sources of rural water supply and determine the level of effectiveness of the local government council in rural water supply provision, determine the durations of the water facilities provided and determine the functionalities of the water supply facilities To achieve these objectives, 4 districts were systematically selected out of the 9 districts identified for the study. The districts are Goniri, Kumshe, Walasa and Yabiri. Data were systematically collected from households through the use of 170 structured interview schedules while records on the types of water facilities provided by the council were obtained from the local government council. The data generated were analyzed using both the simple percentage and inferential statistics. The chi-square test of goodness-of-fit was used to determine the level of effectiveness of the local government council in rural water supply. In this light, the findings revealed that the local government council is not fit in terms of provision of rural water supply to the study area. Thus, the study therefore concluded that 98% of the water supply sources in the study area are not only below the World Health Organization (WHO) water quality standard but also identified that the area is faced with persistent domestic water problems for decades. In line with these facts therefore, the study recommended that there should be strong government political commitment to clean rural water supply schemes

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