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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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World Toilet Day: BLF seeks National Toilet Summit


The Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF), a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged the Federal Government to immediately convene a National Conference on Access to Safe Toilets, in order to discuss and find solutions to the sanitation crisis in Nigeria. Quoting the WHO/UNICEF/Joint Monitoring Report 2015, that states 45 million Nigerians are still defecating in the open and another 130 million ...

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Lack of toilets traced to high child mortality rate

Thirty-six prominent international health and development experts including representatives from WaterAid, AMREF Health Africa, the World Medical Association, Commonwealth Medical Association, Global Health Council, International Confederation of Midwifes, the Nigerian Medical Association, Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, the Nigerian Red Cross Society and the Nigerian Medical Students Association have called for an ...

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