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FG Flags-Off Clean Nigeria Campaign Training In Ibadan

Three thousand three hundreds youths are to participate in the National Youth Volunteer Programme of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on the Hand Washing and Clean Nigeria Campaign in Oyo state.

Flagging off the training programme in Ibadan, the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu explained that the youths would be trained on communicating and demonstrating good sanitation and hygienic practices that could help to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

The minister who spoke through the South West Coordinator National Youth Volunteer programme, Mrs Damilola Akomolafe, said the volunteers would also be trained on curtailment of open defecation practices in the country.

Mr Suleiman noted that the volunteers would be engaged for community sensitisation and awareness creation on safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices for COVID-19 prevention for a period of three months.

The minister explained that the volunteers would in turn be expected to engage at household, community and institutional levels in passing on these messages.

He implored the youth volunteers to work hard in sensitising the people in their respective communities, in using innovative ways to stop the practice of open defecation.

The Chairman of the Oyo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), Mr Najeem Omirinde said the programme was all about information dissemination advocacy on handwashing and clean Nigeria campaign to prevent COVID-19.

Mr Omirinde commended the federal government on the programme and urged the volunteers to be dedicated while carrying out the exercise.

The 3300 youth volunteers were drawn across the 33 local government in the state with 100 persons from each council.

The training involves the engagement of 100 youth volunteers in each of the 774 local government areas across the country.

Iyabo Adebisi

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