World Toilet Day: Environmentalist calls for wastewater management


The former Chairman, Nigeria Environmental Society, Lagos Island Chapter (NESLIC), Mr John Ekoko, on Sunday called for a new technology in the management of wastewater in the country.

Ekoko made this call in Lagos during the commemoration of the 2017 World Toilet Day, which is celebrated on Nov. 19 yearly.

The United Nations (UN) designated Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle sanitation crisis.

According to the UN, sanitation has always been a topic shrouded in taboos worldwide. Today, 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.

The theme for the 2017 World Toilet Day is: “Wastewater’’.

Ekoko said that 60 percent of Nigerians lacked clean toilets, adding that even the waste system and evacuation of the septic tanks were a huge problem.

“The traditional system of evacuating septic…

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