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Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by DevelopNaija: 6:16pm On Jul 05, 2019
Hey, I am Justin. I’m just a foreign tourist from a First World Country visiting Nigeria. I’ve been to quite a number of states in Nigeria. Nigeria is a “whole meal” I must confess – beautiful people, amazing culture, exquisite delicacies, relentless attitude and wonderful histories.

Today isn’t about my tourist experience. It’s about the fact that Nigerians are consuming faeces unknowingly – poor toilet hygiene, bad sanitation habits, and unclean water. Many areas in Nigeria lack access to clean water due to oil pollution and lack of provision of social amenities. I have seen videos of people washing fruits and vegetables with dirty algae infected water. The highbrow areas are not left out. In the 4-star hotel I stayed for some days, the water stinks of a combination of dead animals, and the caramel colour of the water is one I won’t forget in a hurry. I realise the rich are also suffering and smiling and if they have their way, they will import water.

I don’t even want to dwell on the poor sanitation habits adopted by citizens. I got to know that in almost all the states, a day is set aside for environmental sanitation but it is disheartening that people will opt to use that period for rest than indulge in cleaning. And oh yes, a lot of people break the sanitation curfew rules but you can’t blame them because those who set these laws are even the chief culprit.

Some Nigerians lack toilet access. Even areas that have public toilet lack basic maintenance culture. I am yet to see a public toilet that is averagely clean. Even the famous Muritala Mohammed Airport is not left out. This leaves me to wonder what exactly the causes of this unwholesome lifestyle.

You all need to stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse; Stop throwing your refuse in gutters; Develop a healthy maintenance culture; Use public property decently; and most importantly, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET!

The average Nigerian focuses on survival. But do you know that if you don’t take action to protect your water and environment, you all will continue struggling to survive yet dying gradually at the same time? What you give to your environment is what it will give back to you. Garbage in, Garbage out! Dear Nigerians, you need to leave the environment safe for generations to come.

Of recent, I noticed that online protest speed up things. Use your social media platforms to request for the provision of the basic social amenities from your government! Fight for your damn rights!

Everyone is affected, directly or indirectly! We are in 2019 and we have about 10 years to achieve the vision 2030. It is right about time to swing into action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


Source - http://www.developnaija.com/nigerians-are-consuming-faeces-unknowingly/

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Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by Chuks9000: 6:19pm On Jul 05, 2019
How we take dey chop shit bros?
Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by GOFRONT(m): 6:20pm On Jul 05, 2019
What!!!

Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by Tolexander: 6:26pm On Jul 05, 2019
Chuks9000:
How we take dey chop shit bros?
he has analyzed it.

Through our unhygienic sanitary system
Our poor maintenance culture
Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by DevelopNaija: 6:28pm On Jul 05, 2019
Chuks9000:
How we take dey chop shit bros?

Waste materials are deposited inside water....same drinking water source for some people, especially in riverine areas. What do you expect?
Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by Chuks9000: 6:43pm On Jul 05, 2019
DevelopNaija:


Waste materials are deposited inside water....same drinking water source for some people, especially in riverine areas. What do you expect?
Agreed.
Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by Chuks9000: 6:44pm On Jul 05, 2019
Tolexander:
he has analyzed it.

Through our unhygienic sanitary system
Our poor maintenance culture
Ok. Agreed.
Re: Nigerians Are Consuming Faeces Unknowingly by jeremy889: 7:36pm On Jul 05, 2019
lalasticlala ooooooooooooo front page abeg. My Dear OP the "country" that you thought you visited is not a country again, it WAS a country

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