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Kano declares state of emergency on open defecation

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has declared a state of emergency on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) so as to end open defecation, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, has announced. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State A statement signed by Mr Sanusi Kofarnaisa, the ministry’s public relations officer, which disclosed this on Sunday, June 20, 2021, quoted the state governor, ...

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46 million Nigerians lack access to toilet, says minister

Ministry of Water Resources

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu has said that 46 million Nigerians do not have access to toilet. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu Adamu disclosed this at the flag-off ceremony of the “Clean Nigeria” campaign and launch of the National Youth Volunteer Programme (NYVP) on COVID-19 prevention in Jigawa, on Thursday, June 10, 2021. “Statistically, WASH ...

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Group intensifies campaign to end open defecation in two Bauchi communities

Bala Mohammed

The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) is to intensify a campaign to end open defecation in Tamungus and Kutulun communities in Bauchi State. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Deputy Chairperson of the association, Hajiya Habiba Sa’ad, disclosed this while addressing a news conference on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to mark the 2021 FOMWAN week. The theme for the ...

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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 ...

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FCT urges action on sanitation, open defecation

Ministry of Water Resources

Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board, Mr Kassim Ali, has called on the Federal Government to expedite action to address the issues of sanitation and open defecation across the country. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu Ali made the call in  his presentation at the First Engr Umar Jibrin Distinguished Annual Public Lecture titled “Prioritising Development ...

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Open defecation: Nigeria loses $3bn annually to poor sanitation – Senator

Sen. Clifford Ordia

Sen. Clifford Ordia (PDP-Edo) says Nigeria loses over $3 billion annually due to poor sanitation, partly caused by scourging effect of open defecation. Sen. Clifford Ordia Ordia stated this during plenary while leading the debate on the general principles of a bill to prohibit open urination/open defecation. The bill is titled: “A Bill for an Act to establish the Clean ...

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Stemming the tide of open defecation: The Kwara approach

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Globally, Nigeria is ranked second after India on the rung of countries with the highest prevalent rate of open defecation practice, and the first in Africa, as at October 2019 Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State According to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM) 2019, 44 million people still practise open defecation in Nigeria, a ...

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Gombe moves to end open defecation by 2025

Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

The Gombe State Government, in a bid to end open defecation by 2025, has declared a state of emergency on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Mijinyawa Yahaya, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Gombe, the state capital, after the State Executive Council ...

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Oyo to end open defecation before 2025

Seyi Makinde

The Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, says the state is committed to ending open defecation across the state before the target date of 2025. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State This is contained in a statement issued in Ibadan, the state capital, on Thursday, December 10, 2020 by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr ...

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Ogun declares emergency in water sector


Ogun State Government has declared a state of emergency in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), just as it declared war against open defecation in the state. Abeokuta, Ogun State Gov. Dapo Abiodun made the declarations on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Abeokuta, the state capital, when he received the report of a Steering Committee for the implementation of WASH programme. ...

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