Nigerian Govt Begins Construction Of Public Toilets
Information reaching Naija News House says that Nigerian Govt Begins Construction Of Public Toilets
As part of measures to tackle open defecation in the nation’s capital, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has flagged off the construction of 10,000 public toilets.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, the minister said that in 2014 Nigeria embarked on an ambitious five-year mission to eliminate open defecation by building millions of toilets and aiming to change the behaviour of Nigerians.
Aliyu revealed that in the FCT, one in every three persons practiced open defecation, amounting to approximately 37 per cent of the population, just as she called on FCT RUWASSA and all stakeholders to accelerate actions and efforts aimed at making the FCT open defecation-free.
In his remarks, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, who was represented by a Director in his office, Mr Prospect Ibe, said the FCTA had drawn up a roadmap to end open defecation in the territory by 2025 in line with a national target.
On his part, the Executive Director, FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Dr Mohammed Dan-Hassan, noted that clean and safe toilets would ensure fundamental human dignity for millions of residents, adding that open defecation spread disease, threatened the security of women and girls and contributed to malnutrition.