This was made known on Wednesday in Katsina by Mr Zaid Jurji UNICEF chief of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Nigeria when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Aminu Masari.
In his words:-
“The situation of sanitation in Nigeria is alarming. Nigeria is third worldwide when it comes to open defecation, 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 defecation 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.
He further mentioned that UNICEF would continue to provide funds that would be merged with counterpart funds from state government to render the much needed services.
Jurji said that eradicating open defaecation would also assist to improve sanitation, being one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He stressed the need for every household to ensure installation of a standard pit
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