Over 120m Nigerians Have No Access to Decent Toilet

Over 120m Nigerians Have No Access to Decent Toilet
As the United Nations marks the World Toilet Day Monday, WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has said that more than 120 million Nigerians have no access to decent toilets in their homes. The organization made this known through its website on Monday saying that ensuring everyone, everywhere had access to potable water and a decent toilet by 2030 was crucial to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. According to the organization, with fewer than three in 10 people having a decent toilet, Nigeria has a big task ahead of it to install the right sanitation systems. Its said, “We are working with the government as it renews its efforts to reach the people who are most in need of these essential services. 59 million people don’t have clean water that is one in every three people. 123 million people don’t have a decent toilet that is seven in 10 people who are more likely to be ill, more often. 59,500 children under five die a year, due to poor water and sanitation.” WaterAid said that it was simply not right that 62 million children in Nigeria do not have access to a decent toilet at home. It said that 52 percent of schools do not have basic sanitation; hence, children were being dangerously exposed to the illness that could kill them.

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