121 Million Nigerians Lack Basic Toilets

10 Dec 2014 by Local Press Report

WaterAid Nigeria Country Representative, Dr. Michael Ojo has said 121 million people representing about 72per cent of Nigeria's population do not have basic toilet to use and nearly 40 million still defecate in the open. This lack of access to basic sanitation, Ojo said, harmed the health of children and often leaves a lifetime legacy of disease and poverty. The Country Representative, who gave the statistics during a recent high level media round table breakfast to commemorate World Toilet Day in Abuja, noted that the theme of this year's World toilet day, which is 'Quality and Dignity' could not have come at a better time than now.

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