48 Million Nigerians Defecate Openly -UNICEF

Social sharing
Screenshot 20231118 061003

UNICEF has announced that 48 Million Nigerians, representing 23 percent of the Country’s population, still Defecate on open space.

Out of this number, the North -West geographical zone has 11 percent, North-East, 17 percent, North-Central, 47 percent, South -West, 24 percent, South-South, 23 percent and South -East 23 percent.

The Global Agency’s North -East Water Sanitation, and Hygiene manager, Mamita Bora Thakkam, disclosed this in Maiduguri in preparatory of World Toilet Day Celebration held recently.

“With just seven years left until 2030, Nigeria is alarmingly off track with regard to achieving the SDGs on universal access to sanitation”, she warned.

“Only 104 out of the 774 LGA’s in the Country are open defecation-free”, Thakker warned, stressing, ” We need to accelerate our efforts to at achieving access to Universal Sanitation”.

The UNICEF official took a view of the global scene, disclosing, “Globally, there are 3.5 billion people living without safe toilets, and 2.2 billion persons living without safe driinking water. 419 million people still go to the toilet in the open(‘Open defecation’)”

“Ptogress towards Universal Sanitation is alarming off track, unevenly distributed between Countries, and inadequate to eliminate the equalities to ensure that most vulnerable are reached”

She said “With just seven years left, the World has to work, on average, five times faster to meet the sanitation target of SDG 6 – Safe Toilets and Water for All by 2030 on time”

READ ALSO  Police recruitment: Specialist applicants set for tests, medical screening April 16

She described sanitation and drinking water as human rights saying “Access to these services is critical to People’s Health and Integrity Development”.

Leave your comment on this post

THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED OF APC & TINUBU'S GOVERNMENT OVER NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

WATCH THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND KNOW THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES TO BLAME FOR NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WHILE CITIZENS ENDURE SEVERE HARDSHIPS.

Watch this episode of ISSUES IN THE NEWS on 9News Nigeria featuring Peter Obi's Special Adviser, Dr Katch Ononuju, 9News Nigeria Publisher, Obinna Ejianya and Tinubu Support Group Leader, McHezekiah Eherechi

The economic crisis and hardship in Nigeria are parts of the discussion.


Watch, leave your comments, and share to create more awareness on this issue.


#9NewsNigeria #Nigeria #issuesInTheNews #politics #tinubu THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED ...
DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES
#9newsnigeria #economia #economy #nigeria #government @9newsng
www.9newsng.com

Leave your comment

Click on the link below or Scan the QR Code to join the 9News Nigeria WhatsApp Channel

9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
About James Moses 1736 Articles
James Moses is a 9News Nigeria news correspondent reporting from Jos, Plateau State. He is an experienced writer, journalist and blogger. He is passionate and flair for Politics, Sports and Entertainment reporting. Contact James Moses via his email address: jjmoses00@gmail.com