How UNICEF plans to help Nigeria end open defecation


A man defecating outside

By Felicia Imohimi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its continuous support to the Nigerian government in ensuring all communities are Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025.

Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist, UNICEF gave the assurance at a media dialogue on Sanitation “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” campaign on Wednesday in Kano.

The meeting organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture (CRIB) was supported by the European Union and UK Department for International Development (UKaid).

Ogunjobi identified some priority of the organisation as eliminating open defecation by 2025, bringing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to disadvantaged communities in rural areas.

He further noted other priorities of the organisation to include improve access to safe water and sanitation in schools and health facilities as well…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria