FG Needs to Engage 50% of Nigerians Practising Open Defecation

January 27, 2020 | this day live

Nigerians need to pause and weigh the figures from the Bureau of Statistics that 50 per cent of the estimated 200 million population defecates in the open because they do not have a toilet. The situation becomes depressingly grave with the health implication of the blow-back from all that faeces that find their way into various homes through the water families use. Considering this dire situation, the Federal Government must take a lead in stemming open defecation through a deliberate policy framework, as recommended by the Indian-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its 2019 report, chronicling the state of Nigeria’s sanitation.  Bennett Oghifo writes...Read more