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FG Moves to Make Nigeria Open Defecation Free by 2025

To achieve the 2025 target of ending open defecation in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has partnered the Oyo State National Orientation Agency, NOA, to sensitize members of the public. 

At a capacity building for community orientation officers on Open Defecation-Free Nigeria Campaign, Oyo State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu advocated the need for local government and households to make toilets available at all levels. 

Mrs Dosunmu also appealed to state houses of assembly to replicate the 2019 Executive Order 009 of President Muhammadu Buhari that tackles open defecation in Nigeria. 

Representing the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, Mr Joseph Adeyemo said the aim of the training was to enlighten Nigerians on the harmful effects of open defecation. 

He said the federal government also aimed to achieve positive behavioral change through participatory engagement of household and communities. 

The minister believed that the workshop will contribute in no small measure to the efforts of the federal government towards achieving an Open Defecation Free society by 2025.  

Alhaji Adamu said the capacity building for NOA officials organized simultaneously in all the states of the federation was also to leverage on the already established structure of the agency. 

The event had in attendance NOA community mobilization officers in the thirty-three local government areas of Oyo state and other stakeholders.

Mosope Kehinde

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