Nigerians face the threat of an epidemic as indications show that in less than two months the country may top the global list for open defecation. At least 24% of Nigeria's population amounting to 47 million people are practising open defecation, a report says.
Country to Become World Capital City of Open Defecation - UNICEF
Vanguard, 7 August 2019
Indications emerged Wednesday that in less than two months, Nigerian would emerge the capital city of open defecation in the world with over 47 million still practising open… Read more »
A young boy sits over an open sewer (file photo).
53.9% of Open Defecators Live in North Central - UNICEF
United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF new data on percentage of Nigerians practicing open defecation across the geopolitical zones, has revealed that the North Central region… Read more »
Open Defecation - a Nation Under Threat of Epidemic
This Day, 1 August 2019
Ayodeji Ake writes that with Nigeria ranked second in the world for practicing open defecation, which signifies that 47 million persons translating to 24 per cent of the… Read more »
Dealing With Open Defecation in Nigeria
Vanguard, 2 August 2019
Isn't it just shocking that 47 million Nigerians are practising open defecation? It's real! According to the 2018 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping,… Read more »
116 Million Nigerians Lack Decent Toilets - WaterAid
Premium Times, 18 July 2019
WaterAid has said 116 million out of approximately 200 million Nigerian citizens do not have access to decent toilet facilities. This has led to 38.8 million of them indulging in… Read more »
A global survey has identified Nigeria as the second in the world among countries where open defecation is prevalent. According to UNICEF, at least 47 million Nigerians still do ... Read more »
According to Nigeria Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostics Report, the country's sanitation sector is in a critical condition. President Muhammadu Buhari recently ... 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 »
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