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Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) and the Management of Water and Sanitation in Benue State 2016-2020

Zendesha, Mtswen Augustine, Prof. Yahaya A. Adadu, Prof.Abdullahi M. Yamma, Dr. Mohammed Bello Baba’ umma,


This paper examines Sustainable development goals and the Management of water and sanitation in Benue State between 2016 and 2020. The study was guided by two research questions and uses a survey research design. The Population of the study was 5,741,800 out of which four hundred (400) respondents were randomly sampled. The primary data was obtained through questionnaire, and oral interviews. Descriptive Statistical tools such as frequency tables and percentages was used to analyze and present the data. For the qualitative data interview excerpts were used to compliment the quantitative data. The findings revealed that Sustainable Development Goals contributed immensely by proving water to improve sanitation. The finding also revealed that United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals contributed immensely in the management of Water and Sanitation in Benue State from 2016 and 2020. It was therefore, recommended that government should make consultations with communities and vulnerable groups in order to understand particular areas where water supply is needed in order to improve sanitation and the standard of living in the state through contact with the groups via seminars and workshops among other things. Key words: United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals, Management, Water, Sanitation.

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