Open Defecation - Nigeria May Overtake India
According to Nigeria Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostics Report, the country's sanitation sector is in a critical condition. President Muhammadu Buhari recently called for action to improve hygiene, changing social norms on sanitation, and completely eliminating open defecation by 2025.
Open defecation, for example, is dangerous for several reasons. One is that woods and fields can be unsafe, especially in the dark and especially for women and children, because of everything from crime to poisonous snakes. But the other problem is that it creates huge health hazards.
Premium Times, 23 November 2018
"We go to the stream, we don't have water here, even toilets; we usually use the bush. A woman was bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush and another one was bitten when… Read more »
Vanguard, 30 September 2018
Nature is inescapable. When it calls, no one has the ability to refuse. But could this be the reason many Nigerians respond in the most disgusting way that could attract negative… Read more »
Nigeria: The Scarcity of Clean Water
This Day, 30 November 2018
The declaration of emergency on water and sanitation is in order Read more »
Premium Times, 25 October 2018
Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari would declare a state of emergency on water and sanitation come November 8. Read more »
President Muhammadu Buhari has described as disturbing, Nigeria's second position rating in global open defecation, declaring a state of emergency on the country's water supply, ... Read more »
The United Nations Children's Fund has expressed concern over the poor attitude of people towards healthy sanitary conditions, saying Nigerians prefer cell phones to improved ... Read more »