Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in the Provision of Safe Drinking Water in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
The study investigated attainment of the millennium development goals in the provision of safe drinking water in Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question was formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study, while stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 945 subjects from a population of 1890 from 6 local government areas in the study area. A 7-item questionnaire titled: Attainment of the Safe Drinking Water Rating Scale Questionnaire (ASDWRSQ) which had two sections (A and B) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by the experts in measurement and evaluation in University of Calabar. Cronbach alpha reliability method was used for ascertaining the reliability coefficient which yielded 0.96. The provision of access to safe drinking water was inadequate. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that government and other development agencies should embark on water schemes across the state to provide potable and affordable water in the state as it has done in Calabar metropolis. This will reduce the consumption of rain water which is usually polluted with dust and carbon dioxide.