Open Defecation: FOMWAN Seeks Collaborative Efforts On Construction Of Public Toilets
The Federation of Muslims Women’s Association in Nigeria, FOMWAN, wants corporate organizations, religious bodies and other socio-cultural associations to intensify campaign on construction of public toilets and latrines to reduce harmful effects of open defecation.
The Amirah FOMWAN, Oyo State, Alhaja Bushro Oloso made the call at a news conference to herald the association’s 2021 week at FOMWAN secretariat, General Gas, Akobo, Ibadan.
Alhaja Oloso stressed that FOMWAN chose the theme “My Community, My Pride: Promoting General Well-being and Stop Open Defecation to lend voice to the global campaign to end open defecation.
The FOMWAN chairperson, who hinted that the association would reach out to Governor Seyi Makinde to assent the Oyo State Open Defecation Bill, 2020 passed by the house of assembly and liaise with Government Community Relations Office, urged people to desist from contaminating the environment with indiscriminate defecation to promote healthy living in the society.
In contributions, the Vice National Ameerat, FOMWAN, Alhaja Rafiah Sanni and Vice Chairperson, National Humanitarian, FOMWAN, Alhaja Sururat Oyero and other state, zonal and national executives of the association called on people in the adopted communities for 2021 sensitization campaign to cooperate with their members.
The FOMWAN Week 2021 is a weeklong programme with activities including advocacy visits to adopted communities for assessment and distribution of handbills to discourage open defecation, Jumat Service, Cleaning and clearing of dump grounds in adopted communities, visit to Community heads, market women and other stakeholders.