UNICEF Urges Nigeria Government Action On Open Defecation


Following reports that Nigeria is the second largest number of people defecating in the open globally and has the largest number in Africa, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged the federal Government to take urgent action to implement open defecation roadmap and initiate law to promote sanitation in the country. UNICEF Chief WASH Officer, Zaid Jurji who disclosed this at a two-day Media dialogue on European Union (EU) Niger Delta Water project in Port Harcourt, said about N455billion is lost annually by Nigeria due to poor sanitation.