Abike “Papaya ex,” a well-known social media influencer, has been very upset about how bad the water is in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The young woman said that people in Lekki pay very high rent, but they can’t say they have clean water.
Her exact words; We pay so much rent in Lekki for us to be using pure water for bath
A fan then asked, But Abike if I may ask how many bags do you normally use to bathe?
She replied: Just 3 bags. But I buy and use 150 bags every week cause this same pure water is what we use to cook and flush
According to a PUNCH article from 2021, Kelly Ann Naylor, the Associate Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, said that having access to water wasn’t enough because it wasn’t safe to drink if it wasn’t clean.
In the same way, a survey done by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF shows that millions of households in Nigeria do not have access to clean water sources. Even though Nigeria has been getting more clean water lately, three out of ten people still can’t get it.
Aid groups say that 33 percent of Nigerians, or 60 million people, do not have access to clean water.
The estimated number of people who don’t have access to clean water includes people who live in the wealthy part of Lagos state called Lekki.