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UNICEF says about 100m Nigerians lack access to toilets
by dayod247 « on: November 19, 2013, 11:43:00 AM »




The country’s worsening sanitary situation was brought to fore on Monday in Abuja.

A situation that had been blamed for the spread of diseases in Nigeria.

UNICEF said about 100 million Nigerians lacked access to sanitary toilets.

Collaborating this, the Federal Government noted that as many as 2,771 cases of cholera epidemics was reported this year with 124 deaths, a situation also blamed on bad sanitary conditions in the country.

Speaking first at the celebration of World Toilets Day, UNICEF Chief Sanitary, Water and Hygiene Officer, Kannan Nadar, described the situation as very critical.

He said, “Nigeria has about 100 million people without access to toilets, this is worrisome, as it is possible for everyone to own toilet. It doesn’t cost much.

“Sanitation and toilets are fundamental human rights. Since it is possible for everyone to own toilet, it is not justified for people to die of diseases related infections due to open defecation.”


 

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