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Nigeria needs to invest $5.3b on WASH to achieve SDG target by 2030 – UNICEF

Sustainable Development Goals

Manager, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, Maiduguri, Mamita Thakkar, says Nigeria must invest at least $5.3 billion on WASH to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target by 2030. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Thakkar said this known on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State, at a One-Day Media Dialogue to commemorate the 2021 “World Toilet Day”, with the theme ...

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World Toilet Day: Kimberly-Clark, WaterAid partner to promote hygiene practices

Evelyn Mere

Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, producer of baby care products, including the Huggies diaper brand, and essential feminine products, has partnered WaterAid to support efforts aimed at addressing issues of hygiene in the country. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The two-year partnership, which was announced in a statement, in Abuja, on Friday, November 19, 2021, had been designed to help more than ...

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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 donates 60,000 affordable toilets to support Nigeria’s sanitation drive


SATO, a Japanese building materials and housing equipment manufacturer, has donated 60,000 affordable Satopans to support Nigeria in its drive to end open defecation by 2025. The Satopan Mr Michael Adegbe, Leader, SATO Nigeria, part of Lixil Technologies, said in Abuja at the sidelines of an event to commemorate the 2021 World Toilet Day, with the theme, “Valuing Toilets”. Satopans ...

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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 ...

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World Toilet Day: Kano to enact Pollution Law

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Ministry of Environment says it has completed work on a draft Kano State Pollution Bill to enhance sanitation and protect the environment. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, stated this at a news conference as part of activities to mark the 2020 World Toilet Day on Friday, November 20, 2020 in ...

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World Toilet Day: Why toilet issues matter

public toilet

Thursday, November 19, 2020 is World Toilet Day, a day set aside by the UN to celebrate toilets and create the needed awareness of billions of people who still do not have access to this important but basic infrastructure. World Toilet Day exists to inform, engage and sensitise people all over the world to take action towards stopping open defaecation ...

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World Toilet Day: Toilets vital in fight against climate change impact, infectious diseases – WaterAid


Living without a toilet endangers the health and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people – and the risk of living without proper sanitation increases as climate change bites, according to WaterAid, an international not-for-profit. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Area In ...

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Toilet Day: Govt committed to end open defecation, says minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to end open defecation in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar stated in Abuja on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at a Ministerial Press Briefing held to commemorate the “2020 World Toilet Day” with the theme: “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change”. He said ...

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WaterAid Nigeria demands urgent actions on World Toilet Day

‘State of the World’s Toilets’ report reveals lowest rates of access to sanitation On the occasion of the 2015 World Toilet Day, WaterAid Nigeria is calling on government to commit to delivering universal access to sanitation, following the release of new analysis showing which countries in the world have the worst rates of access to safe, private toilets. WaterAid’s first ...

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