Tag "Open defecation"

    Buhari signs executive order on ending open defecation by 2025

Buhari signs executive order on ending open defecation by 2025

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order to eliminate the practice of open defecation by 2025. The order, entitled "The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order" was signed on Wednesday. In a statement, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the executive order takes effect immediately. The order stipulates that all public places must [...]

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    1 in 4 Nigerians practise open defecation, can this end by 2025?

1 in 4 Nigerians practise open defecation, can this end by 2025?

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    If you eat, then you must own and use a toilet

If you eat, then you must own and use a toilet

BY TEMPLE ORAEKI A visit to some of the public schools in the suburbs of Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory revealed the decadence and stark reality of children without access to a toilet. In most of the schools visited, the unsafe structure that served as the toilet was either under lock because there is no water to maintain it or abandoned due [...]

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    Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

BY ZAID JURJI With about 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of this scale, any progress or regression in development clearly has a significant impact on both African and global development indicators. In 2018, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF initiated a survey to assess the state of [...]

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    Nigeria to mark 59th independence as  world capital of open defecation

Nigeria to mark 59th independence as world capital of open defecation

BY TEMPLE ORAEKI In October 2019, while India will be marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by celebrating their successful liberation from Open defecation menace; Nigeria will be marking her 59th independence by taking over the baton as the open defecation capital of the world. This is an inevitable situation that Nigerians saw coming, but how long Nigeria will [...]

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    UNICEF, EU provide water for thousands in Plateau community

UNICEF, EU provide water for thousands in Plateau community

The European Union in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has inaugurated a solar-driven motorised water facility in Riyom local government area of Plateau state. The organisations said the project will benefit about 4,500 people in the community, provide improved access to safe water and sanitation facilities with gender-segregated latrines and a hand pump. Quoting data from the WASH National [...]

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    Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Traders at Ogbere Idi Osan market in Ona ara local government area of Oyo state have expressed worry over the spate of open defecation in the market. Some of the traders who spoke to TheCable during a visit to the market on Wednesday, said the development poses hazard to their business. "It is obvious that more toilets need to be built to cater [...]

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    Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has declared an emergency in the state's water sector. He made the announcement in Ikun Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state. The governor promised to take legal and institutional steps to make [...]

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    UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets. Zaid Jurji, chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, said this on Monday, while speaking at a workshop on European Union Niger Delta water project, in Rivers state. He said while 140 million Nigerians have mobile phones, only 97million [...]

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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya. “To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 46 million people in the country still practice open defecation. Moustapha Niang, UNICEF official, said this while presenting an overview of the UNICEF supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in Nigeria at the EU-UNICEF WASH media dialogue in Uyo , Akwa Ibom state. Moustapha also disclosed that 15 million Nigerian still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, [...]

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