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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 ...

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Group to end open defecation in 43-year-old Cross River school

Ben Ayade

An international faith-based group, Universal Men’s Fellowship, on Monday, October 18, 2021 laid the foundation stone for the construction of toilets in 43-year-old Government Technical College, Biakpan, Biase LGA of Cross River State. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Established in 1978, the school has over 500 students from the local communities of Biakpan, Etono and neighbouring Eziafor in ...

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Provision of toilets ‘ll curb open defecation – Rotary Club Governor

Rotary Club

The Rotary International District Governor, 9125 Nigeria, Mr Ayo Oyedokun, says the provision of modern toilet facilities will curb the problem of open defecation in the environment. Mr Ayo Oyedokun, the Rotary International District Governor, 9125 Nigeria, with Mr Ademola Babalola, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the inauguration of the public toilet provided for journalists at the ...

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Open defecation: Borno urged to declare state of emergency

Governor Babagana Zulum

Stakeholders have urged the Borno State Government to declare a state of emergency on Open Defecation (ODF). Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State The call is part of an 11-point communique at a multi stakeholders dialogue on Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH), organised by WaterAid and Mercy Corps with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for ...

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Open defecation: Edo launches ‘Clean Nigeria – Use the Toilet’ campaign


Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Benin City launched the “Clean Nigeria – Use the Toilet” campaign in a bid to end open defecation across the state’s 18 Local Government Areas by 2025. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Obaseki, who was represented by the Edo Head of Service, Mr Anthony Okungbowa, said that ...

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Open defecation described as major cause of epidemics

Mohammed Bello

The Executive Director, FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Dr. Mohammed Dan-Hassan, says the practice of open defecation, especially during the rainy season is a major cause of outbreak of epidemics. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello He said this in an interview on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Abuja,. According to him, the current outbreak of cholera in the country especially ...

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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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