Open Defecation: Ogun to Construct Public Toilets

Ogun State Government is to construct five hundred public toilets across the state to combat the challenges of open defecation.

Commissioner for Environment, Mr Abiodun Abudu-Balogun who made this known in Abeokuta while speaking on the ministry’s road map, hinted that the toilets would be constructed through a public-private partnership arrangement.

He said the ministry would be working to achieve its mandate despite the huge number of old buildings without toilets in the cities and the casual attitude of people towards open defecation.

Mr Balogun who explained that the task force on street trading, illegal construction and pollution would soon commence operation, also noted that erring traders who display their goods on the road medians will be sanctioned appropriately.

The Commissioner also added that the ministry in conjunction with the Ministry of Physical Planning will start the removal of illegal car showrooms across the cities in the state.

Wale Oluokun

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