Nigeria: 46 Millions Nigerians Still Engage in Open Defecation – Minister

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Sumary of Nigeria: 46 Millions Nigerians Still Engage in Open Defecation – Minister:

  • Giving the country-wide analysis, the minister said the WASH-NORM 2019 report showed that only 5 per cent of the Nigerian population was practicing proper hand washing with water and soap at critical times..
  • Adamu, who deplored the practice of open defecation which is still prevalent amongst the citizens, said one in four Nigerians (23% representing 46 million Nigerians) still defecated in the open..
  • According to him, out of the 61 local government areas declared open defecation free in Nigeria, the North West states have 37 out of which, Katsina is leading with 16 LGAs;…

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