The Federal Government has disclosed that seven states will benefit from the first tier of the $700 million World Bank loan for specific water projects.
The States are Kaduna, Bauchi, Delta, Ekiti, Imo, Katsina and Plateau.
This was made known on Thursday by the water resources minister, Suleiman Adamu at the weekly ministerial press briefing organised by the presidential communication team at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The World Bank in May approved a $700 million credit facility that will help deliver improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to 2,000 schools and health care facilities, and assist 500 communities to achieve open defecation-free status.
According to Adamu, the seven states will access between $50- $60 million each.
The minister said the federal government is working on 116 ongoing and abandoned water projects.
He added that 38 irrigation, 458 water supply schemes, 37 dams and reservoirs have been completed.