Nigeria: Shrinking Goronyo dam threatens livelihood of millions

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In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes.

The lives and livelihoods of two million people in Nigeria are under threat because of a lack of water.

Levels in the Goronyo dam basin, which provides water for farmers, fishermen and families, have dropped dramatically. In the past year, the water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Goronyo.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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