Osinbajo Inaugurates ‘Use The Toilet Campaign’ Heads Committee

1 month ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0

Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has on Thursday inaugurated the Steering Committee of the “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign,” which he leads as chairman.

Tribune Online reports that the committee comes as stakeholders continue to ramp up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Osinbajo said at the virtual meeting inauguration of the committee that the Federal Government is hoping to expand access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities as one of Nigeria’s most effective weapons against infectious diseases

In statement by Laolu Akande, Vice President Spokesman in Abuja, he quoted the Vice President as saying: “We are embarking upon this initiative at a most auspicious time.

As our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise that expanding access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities is our most effective weapon against the scourge of infectious diseases.

Osinbajo noted that “the key objectives of this effort include the implementation of a campaign to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025.

Osinbajo said the group will meet bi-annually to amongst other things provide strategic oversight to the implementation of the Clean Nigeria Campaign.

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