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119 million Nigerians lack toilets, says UNICEF
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:36:56 AM »
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The United Nations Children Fund on Wednesday has revealed that in Nigeria, over 119 million people do not have access to safe toilets which has resulted in poor hygiene and enormous health risk to children and their communities.

The agency?s Communications Specialist (Media and External Relations), Mr. Geoffrey Njoku, said this in a statement issued in Abuja in commemoration of this year?s World Toilet Day.
He said, ?Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them one billion defecate in the open. Here in Nigeria, about 119 million people are not using safe toilets while 50 million out of this number defecate in the open...
Source: http://www.ereporter.com.ng/index.php/more-news/health-news2/item/1490-119-million-nigerians-lack-toilets-says-unicef



 

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