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46 million Nigerians mostly from Kwara, Plateau, Ebonyi still pooh in public – UNICEF

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46 million Nigerians mostly from Kwara, Plateau, Ebonyi still pooh in public - UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 46 million Nigerians still defecate in the open.

This report comes a week after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo called for effective collaboration among the three tiers of government and the private sector to ensure that the country achieves its goal to end open defecation by 2025.

In a statement made available to Peoples Gazette on Thursday, UNICEF said that there has been limited progress in the fight against open defecation in Nigeria.

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The fund in the report identified Kwara, Plateau, and Ebonyi as states with the highest rates of open defecation. It said Abia, Zamfara, and Akwa Ibom recorded the lowest rates of open defecation in the country.

It further disclosed that Nigeria was making progress in improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene services to its population

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According to the report, Nigerians now have better access to basic drinking water services.

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