The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to end open defecation.
The campaign which is titled, ‘the Clean Nigeria Campaign’ is aimed at ending open defecation in the country by the end of 2025.
According to reports, the minister for Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu launched the campaign at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, yesterday.
The minister disclosed that a website has also been created to monitor the progress of the campaign. He said that the website will serve as a link to the public as well as a means of monitoring the progress of the campaign.
According to him, the website will also be used to create awareness and sensitize the public on activities of the clean Nigeria campaign.
Speaking on the campaign, the minister said;
“The ministry has put in place the clean Nigeria program to end open defecation by 2025 with the slogan: “Clean Nigeria, use the toilet !”.
“The cleannigeria.ng is the official website for the national campaign to end open defecation. It is one aspect of the campaign to visualize information for advocacy and communication.
“We want Nigerians and the world to follow the progress being made to end open defecation in the country.
“We want users to be inspired to take action and contribute their quota to the progress being made to end open defecation in Nigeria,” he said.
Finally, minister Suleiman disclosed that the federal government is committed to ending open defecation by the year 2025.
He said that this objective made president Muhammadu Buhari to launch the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Action Plan back in 2018.