48 million Nigerians still defecate openly — Report

By Tosin Kolade, Abuja.   No fewer than 48 million Nigerians still practice open defecation, according to the newly released 2021 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH-NORM) III Report.   This is the thrust of the 2021…
FG seeks collective duty to end open defecation by 2025

The Federal Government has called for more commitment from all stakeholders towards meeting Nigeria’s open defecation-free target before 2025.   The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of the…
FG declares Benue LGA open defecation free

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has declared Buruku Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State open defecation free (ODF), having met the requirements slated in the ODF protocol for hygiene promotion.   Buruku LGA had earlier failed in the…
Open defecation: Nasarawa govt. to prosecute offenders

The Nasarawa State Government has vowed that it will prosecute anyone caught defecating openly in the state.   Mr Musa Ibrahim, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, issued the warning, while speaking with newsmen on Saturday after monitoring the…
FG committed to end open defecation – Minister

The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to end open defecation in the country.   Abubakar gave the assurance in Abuja on Thursday at a Ministerial Press Briefing held to commemorate the…