French Development Agency

French Development Agency Commits $75 Million to Enhance Water Supply in Greater Kano


Funding Commitment for Kano City Urban Water Project

The Kano City Urban Water Project, aimed at improving water production, distribution, and revenue generation in Greater Kano, has secured a funding commitment of $75 million from the French Development Agency (AFD). This investment will bolster the state’s efforts to enhance its water infrastructure and services.

Visit by French Ambassador and Project Inspection

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Emmanuelle Blatmann, visited key infrastructures of the AFD-supported Urban Water project in Kano. During her visit, she inspected the proposed new intake station on river Challawa and the Challawa 2nd & 3rd Water Treatment Plants. The project is set to provide access to potable water for 1.5 million residents in Kano, benefiting various local government areas.

Project Objectives and Partnership Acknowledged

The Kano State Water Board (KnSWB) is implementing the Kano City Urban Water project, with the support of AFD. The project’s development objectives include improving water service access and quality, enhancing the financial viability of KnSWB, and strengthening the governance framework of the water sector in the state. The Managing Director of KnSWB expressed appreciation for the ongoing partnership with AFD, highlighting the positive impact it will have on water supply and financial sustainability in Kano.

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