Sanitation and Waste Management are two popular areas where Nigeria is lacking behind seriously. However, it was shocking as WaterAid reveals that 112 millian Nigerians do not have toilets. In Commemoration of the World Toilet Day, aimed at educating people on the need to have good toilets to enhance sanitation and health of the people, Water Aid an International Non-governmental organization made their findings public in a briefing tagged "Living in a Fragile World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Sanitization Crises"
Absence of good toilets and sewage system increases the chances of feaces contaminating ground water or end up in rivers, polluting the main sources of water in many communities across Nigerians. This is not surprising as Nigeria also ranks high as one of the nations where open defecation is rampant. The government should not throw its face on the other side as this revelation calls for actionable steps and measures that should be introduce to help forestall this menace. The Ministry of health also has a great task before it as sensitization and educational programs on the dangers of open defecation, lack of good toilets and poor sewage system and its implication on individual, community and national health.
The youths are at the end as must of the people perpetrating these acts are young illiterate and semi-literate. The lack of infrastructure like clean and accessible public toilets is also important and must be given critical attention by government. Most of the public toilets in Nigeria are poorly managed and hot spots for people to get toilet infections. This is one of the reasons why people run away from them.
Do you have acess to good toilets in your area?
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