World Toilet Day: KWSG Charges Residents to Shun Open Defecation

The Kwara State Government has tasked the residents of the state to shun open defecation as it poses big threat to human health.

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Addressing the press in her office yesterday in commemoration of 2021 World Toilet Day, themed: Valuing Toilets, the State Commissioner for Environment, Remilekun Banigbe said open defecation is a national issue that need to be tamed before it tame us.

Banigbe disclosed that the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration has put measure in place to limit or eradicate open defecation totally in the state.

The Commissioner said 11 modern toilets facilities were built across all local governments in the metropolis for the convenience of people.

She said aside the public toilets, the government also ensured modern toilets are built at public schools so as to guide the students against open defecation even from the school level.

She however warned anyone planning to build a house to include toilet facility in the plan before he or she embarks on the project,

She said the ministry is working hand in hand with Physical Planning Authority to ensure toilet facilities are considered in all drawings and plans, else, building won’t be approved.

“The celebration of world toilet day is not taken with levity, so we join other countries in the world to celebrate. We don’t want people to defecate openly because it poses health hazard to the residents.

“We appeal to the people of the state to defecate responsibly because we are waging war against open defecation” she said.

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