World Toilet Day: 1.1 billion people still defecate in open places

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L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye, Managing Director, Reckitt Benckiser, West Africa, Dr. Rahul Murgai, Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Special Adviser on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe and Marketing Director, Reckit Benckiser, West Africa, Aliza Leferink, at the 2017 World Toilet day Celebration on Thursday.

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

As the world marks the Global Toilet Day, it has been revealed that 1.1 billion people still defecate in the open worldwide.

Lagos Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare, quoting the United Nations’ statistics said the situation was really bad.

Speaking during the celebration of the 2017 World Toilet Day in Ojodu-Berger Bus Terminus, Adejare emphasising the need for proper sanitation habit, saying that by United Nations estimate, 2.5 percent of the world’s seven…

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