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UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by Ibrahimcoomasie: 6:10am On Nov 21, 2023

Nigeria’s target to end open defecation by 2025 may remain a mirage as the 2021, UNICEF WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) National Outcome Routine Mapping on Nigeria’s sanitation status showed that 48 million Nigerians still defecate in the open while 95 million have no access to basic sanitation services.

The WASH report also revealed that about 1.3 per cent of GDP or N455 billion is lost annually due to poor access to sanitation, healthcare savings and productivity.

According to WASHNORM report, States with the highest open defecation rate are;

1.Ebonyi 73%
2. Plateau 56%,
3. Kogi 56%,
4. Oyo 54%,
5. Kwara 50%,
6. Kebbi 50%,
7. Enugu 48%,
8. Niger 46%
9. Nassarawa 46%,
10.Benue 45%,
11. and Bayelsa 45%.

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH, Jane Bevan, said the current toilet construction in Nigeria of between 180,000 and 200,000 toilets annually is inadequate.

Cost of Open Defecation
The WASH Specialist further stated that open defecation spreads disease quickly and can lead to death.

He explained that the health impact of open defecation is that it can cause stunting, wasting and malnutrition in children. Studies have shown that more than 100,000 children under 5 years of age die each year due to diarrhoea and other water Sanitation and hygiene-related diseases. It can also lead to loss of dignity, privacy and security as people can be attacked in the process of going to the bush to defecate.

What states need to do urgently
To get Nigeria back on track, UNICEF WASH Specialist, Mr Monday Johnson explained that States need to create a Sanitation Pool fund with state government funds with a minimum of N50m.

He said there was also the need to mobilise SMEs to construct and operate sanitation facilities in public places, markets, expressways and transport hubs. “States need to engage private companies operating in the states for support for ODF acceleration.

“States should roll out Sanitation Marketing and Financing; identify and engage Celebrities.

And dignitaries who will epitomise the ODF Campaign in all public events, work with the media- Each state radio station should be engaged in sample jingles from CNC, promote intersectoral collaborations- all Education, Health, Nutrition and WASH agencies may have monthly/quarterly steering meeting, and support LGA-wide Sanitation Interventions.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2023/10/open-defecation-doubts-over-nigerias-attainment-of-2025-target-experts/amp/

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by Osoboshi: 7:35am On Nov 21, 2023
Open defecation in Enugu ,nahhh,the should check their statistics again

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by KwuoteYourFada: 8:06am On Nov 21, 2023

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by Enugurangers: 8:13am On Nov 21, 2023
KwuoteYourFada:


30% of oyo State is bigger than all of SE combined grin grin

That's why a rate was used.
Stats 101: 3 out of 4 is greater than 2 out of 10.
Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by KwuoteYourFada: 10:11am On Nov 21, 2023
Enugurangers:

That's why a rate was used.
Stats 101: 3 out of 4 is greater than 2 out of 10.

Stat 101 without working number is bullshit

3 out of 4 of 100 is less than 2 out of ten of 1000

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by MrColdsweat: 10:26am On Nov 21, 2023
They have paid vanguard to fabricate a counter propaganda.
Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by shortIGBOman: 11:51am On Nov 21, 2023
Enugu
Abia
Anambra
Are supposed to top list. Whenever I visit Enugu, Abia or Anambra, I always use face Mask to reduce the stench as a result of open defecation in those Areas.

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by shortIGBOman: 11:55am On Nov 21, 2023
Osoboshi:
Open defecation in Enugu ,nahhh,the should check their statistics again

It is rampant in Enugu, Anambra and Abia. You need to visit these 3 States and see for yourself.

Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by Ozommadu: 11:59am On Nov 21, 2023
shortIGBOman:
Enugu
Abia
Anambra
Are supposed to top list. Whenever I visit Enugu, Abia or Anambra, I always use face Mask to reduce the stench as a result of open defecation in those Areas.

Dey play

Oyo hold the medal for open defecation...I can even smell the stench from far away onitsha. Tufiakwa

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by shortIGBOman: 12:02pm On Nov 21, 2023
Ozommadu:


Dey play

Oyo hold the medal for open defecation...I can even smell the stench from far away onitsha. Tufiakwa

You never visit Anambra, Enugu and Abia. I am telling you cause I know these States like the back of my hand.
Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by Ozommadu: 12:04pm On Nov 21, 2023
shortIGBOman:


You never visit Anambra, Enugu and Abia. I am telling you cause I know these States like the back of my hand.

You know Anambra like the back of your hand but I'm telling you I can perceive the stench from oyo poo poo here in onitsha.

It must be terrible

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by kettykin: 12:08pm On Nov 21, 2023
Apc states topping the league
Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by shortIGBOman: 1:39pm On Nov 21, 2023
Ozommadu:


You know Anambra like the back of your hand but I'm telling you I can perceive the stench from oyo poo poo here in onitsha.

It must be terrible


Onitsha is even the worst. United Nations don even warn Igbo People who live in Onitsha. That Town's Air is the worst in this World. Due to the Air pollution by the stench from open defecation in IGBO Land cheesy grin grin

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by totit: 2:09pm On Nov 21, 2023
South Yeast topping the list. grin

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Re: UNICEF Washnorm Report: State With Highest Open Defecation Rate in Nigeria by YorubaDemonswag: 2:29pm On Nov 21, 2023
Osoboshi:
Open defecation in Enugu ,nahhh,the should check their statistics again


Enugu and open defecation Nah 5 & 6 grin

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