Nigeria ranks 3rd position in open defaecation – UNICEF Chief

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The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) says Nigeria is ranked third among the countries of the world where people still practise open defaecation.

Mr Zaid Jurji, the UNICEF Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Nigeria, made this known on Wednesday in Katsina when he paid courtesy visit to Gov. Aminu Masari.

“The situation of sanitation in Nigeria is alarming. Nigeria is third worldwide when it comes to open defaecation, one-third of the population practise it.

“Nigeria is a heavy weight country, not only in Africa, but worldwide.

“It does not go well to know that open defaecation is being practised widely in various communities in a strong country like Nigeria.

“So, we need to do something about that beyond the traditional approach to improve on the situation,’’ he said.

Jurji said UNICEF would continue to provide funds that would be merged with…



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