Tag "Open Defecation in Nigeria"

    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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