‘100m Nigerians  Drink  Killer Water’


Association of Professional Rig Owners and Borehole Drilling Practitioners (AWDROP),  has said the reason why millions of Nigerians are dying of water borne diseases was because  about  100 million Nigerians drink what it termed ‘killer water’. The union said the number accounted for over 65 % of the total population of 150 million Nigerian citizens, which it said accounted for why there were preponderances of cholera , typhoid  and other lethal diseases  in the country.

In a mid-term assessment of activities meeting held in Aiyegbaju-Ekiti, Oye  Local Government Area of Ekiti State at the weekend and attended by all states’ executives, the AWDROP National President,  Mr. Oludare Ale said the body will continue to be passionate about people’s access to safe  water to prevent health hazards. Ale, who donated some boreholes to the town to give people means of portable water, blamed the federal government for the infiltration of quacks into drilling business in the country, saying the government would prefer to patronise them (quacks) than the real professionals.