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“No toilet, no party” – Ogun’s government is waging war against open definition

In an effort to put an end to open defecation, the Ogun State government has instructed all party planners to have mobile toilets at their event venues.

Ogun State Commissioner for the Environment, Ola Oresanya gave direction when he commissioned ultra-modern bio-energy public toilets at State Secretariat, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta on Friday.

According to Orisanya, environmental sanitation officials from his ministry and all 20 local councils in Ogun will be mobilized to implement the directive for the sake of effectiveness.

Also, Oresanya has mandated filling stations, restaurants, markets, parking lots and more to provide functioning public toilets at its facilities across the state, saying it is part of the moves to eliminate open defecation.

This became, according to him, an occasion to promote general hygiene and sanitation in public places.

Orisanya said the availability of functioning toilets in public places would discourage residents from defecating anywhere in open spaces while they are outside their homes when pressured.

Meanwhile, the commissioner announced that 300 public toilets with solar panels will be provided in the next six months.

DAILY POST has learned that the first phase of fifty toilets is already in an advanced stage of construction and will be ready at the end of January 2023.

He revealed that each of the 20 local governments will have at least 10 public toilets each, while metropolitan local government areas will have at least 15 to make up for that number.

He called on Ogun residents to make use of the toilets in their areas to enhance hygiene and put an end to open defecation.

“No toilet, no party” – Ogun’s government is waging war against open definition

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