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World Toilet Day: WaterAid calls for action amid worrisome report

Martina Ohaegbulem

Ahead of World Toilet Day on Monday, November 19, 2018 and following the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria has called on the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all. This follows a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened ...

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Environmental health officers call for joint sensitisation, participation on proper hygiene

Health Officers

The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has called on the public to join hands in the sensitisation and participation of all to ensure proper hygiene. Dr Dominic Abonyi, the Registrar of the Council on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Abuja made the call during the inspection of some Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) within the FCT to ...

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Environmental health officers sensitise Nigerians on hygiene

Dei Dei community

The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has commenced campaign of sensitising Nigerians on the need to maintain good hygiene through the provision of safe toilets. The health officers of the council were sensitising Nigerians as part of the activities lined up to mark the 2018 World Toilet Day as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in ...

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Over 175m Nigerians live in unclean environments – Expert

Unclean environment

The National Coordinator, Clean-Up Nigeria (CUN), Prince Ene Owoh, says a recent performance indicator result shows that over 175 million Nigerians live in unclean environments. As a result, he called for increased funding on sanitation as well as improved working conditions for sanitary workers. Owoh made the disclosure on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Abuja during the presentation of the ...

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UNICEF convenes global meeting on open defecation

Anthony Lake

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is meeting with key players in sanitation, among other stakeholders in West Africa, to strengthen local sanitation markets, its Supply Director, Etleva Kadilli, said on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in a statement in Abuja. Kadilli stated that the meeting was part of efforts to support 250 million people globally to abandon open defecation. According to ...

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Akeredolu reiterates commitment to eradicate open defecation in Ondo

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 reiterated the commitment of his administration to eradicate open defecation in the state. He made this known in Akure when a team from Global Alliance, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) paid him a courtesy visit in Akure. He explained that the commitment was part of ongoing efforts the state government was ...

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Government restates commitment to ending open defecation

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government says it is committed to addressing the sanitation challenges including ending open defecation in the country and ensuring proper management of excreta. Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, the Minister of State for Environment, said this at the 2018 World Toilet Day Ministerial Press Briefing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Abuja. The minister, who was represented by the Permanent ...

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Completing abandoned water projects paramount, says government

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Government on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 said the completion of all abandoned water projects in the country was paramount to the overall goal of improving access to potable water in the country. Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, said this at the opening of the 2018 Media Week to highlight achievements of the administration in the ...

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Government commended for declaring state of emergency on water, sanitation

Pernille Ironside

Development Partners have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring a state of emergency in the Water and Sanitation Sector, calling for deliberate political will to improve the sector. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the inauguration of the National Action Plan for the Revitalisation of Water Supply and Hygiene Sector in Abuja on Thursday, ...

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Buhari declares state of emergency on water, sanitation sector

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. Buhari made the declaration at the inauguration of the National Action Plan for Revitalisation of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector at State House Conference Centre on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Abuja. He directed governments at all levels to intensify efforts ...

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