Monday 24th January 2022
Monday, 24th of January 2022
Home / Tag: Open Defecation Free (ODF)

Tag Archives: Open Defecation Free (ODF)

UNICEF raises concern over rate of open defecation in Nigeria

Henrietta Fore

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised concern over the high rate of open defecation in Nigeria. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director The Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Enugu, Dr Ibrahim Conteh, said at a “One -day media dialogue’’ in Enugu on Friday, November 19, 2021, that the rate had remained high, in spite of the concerted efforts by stakeholders ...

Read More »

Open defecation: Ekiti landlords comply with Fayemi’s ‘One-House, One-Toilet’ policy

Kayode Fayemi

Some landlords in major towns in Ekiti State have begun to construct toilets in their premises in compliance with the state government’s policy to check open defecation. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Investigations revealed that, in Otun Ekiti, Ido Ekiti, Ikole Ekiti, Oye Ekiti and Ifaki Ekiti, among others in Ekiti North Senatorial District, many buildings were undergoing renovation ...

Read More »

2.4m practice open defecation in Plateau, says sanitation GM

Simon Lalong

General Manger, Plateau Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Agency (PRUWASSA), Mr Peter Kassam, has said that no fewer than 2.4 million people practice open defecation. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State Kassam disclosed this in Jos, at a one-day sensitisation capacity building workshop . The workshop was organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the  National ...

Read More »

Govt declares four more LGAs open defecation-free

Ministry of Water Resources

Federal Ministry of Water Resources has declared four additional local government areas (LGAs) open defecation free, having met the requirements slated in the ODF protocol for hygiene promotion. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu The LGAs are: Ganjuwa in Bauchi State, Machina in Yobe State as well as Giwa and Kaura in Kaduna State, making it 61 out of ...

Read More »

Reps task ministries on elimination of open defection

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Ministries of Health and Water Resources to prioritise rural water and sanitation projects to ensure that an Open Defecation Free (ODF) society is achieved. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The lawmakers said that the ministries should  work in conjunction with relevant development partners to ensure potable water and functional toilet ...

Read More »

10 Katsina LGAs attain Open Defecation Free status

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

No fewer than 10 local government areas in Katsina State have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) project. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State The SHAWN project is being supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, in collaboration with ...

Read More »

UNICEF says 1,500 Bauchi communities now open defecation free

Bala Mohammed

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 1,500 communities in four Local Government Areas of Bauchi State have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) as validated by the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS). Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Mr Bhanu Pathak, the Chief of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, who disclosed this at the exit meeting for  ...

Read More »

Private sector’s role critical in ending open defecation, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the role of the private sector in building a strong  sanitation economy will drive the sustenance of the results being achieved under the Clean Nigeria Campaign. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo spoke on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at a ceremony organised to mark the first anniversary of Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet ...

Read More »

Ekiti to eliminate open defecation by 2022, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi , on Monday, November 23, 2020 declared that the state had launched a roadmap to acheive an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by 2022. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State A statement by the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Mr Bamidele Faparusi, said the Governor gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti, the state ...

Read More »