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Bauchi Govt Delivers Eight LGAs Open Defecation Free —Africa Daily News

By Khalid Idris Doya 

The Bauchi State Government has so far delivered Eight Local Government Areas in the state that are Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6. 2 targets namely Dass, Warji, Shira, Gamawa, Bogoro, Ganjuwa, Toro and Katagum.

According to the state commissioner for water resources, Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki, an additional 5,934 communities were delivered Open Defecation Free (ODF) while two other Local Government Areas, Bauchi and Zaki were at different levels of becoming Open Defecation Free.

Alh Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki wasu speaking Wednesday in Azare, headquarters of Katagum LGA in commemoration of the World Toilet Day organized by UNICEF Bauchi field office, where he assured that Bauchi state government is fully determined to the actualization of SDG 6.2 Target and overall attainment of statewide ODF by 2025.

“As one of the sustainability process, the state government identified and trained private entrepreneurs on sanitation marketing for improve latrine construction at household and public places like markets and motor parks, where 194 toilets business owners, (TBOs), 582 masons and 116 toilet investors were trained on improved latrine construction both at household and public places across the state”.

The commissioner who was represented by General Manager Bauchi RUWASSA, Alhaji Sabo Adamu, added “As a result of the institutional formation and capacity building to the TBOs, Masons and Toilet investors, 113,092 improve toilets were constructed across the state”.
“Awareness was created through promotional activities by the government and toilet business owners on the need to improve latrine uptake and there is high demand for improved latrine by households, however, inadequate funds from households and TBOS becomes a bottleneck.”
“This year's campaign theme accelerating change as Sustainable Development Goal 6 is bardly off track and it is hindering progress on the 2030 agenda, to achieve this in the stipulated time frame all stakeholders must double their effort before this can be achieved.”

“World Toilet day exists to inform, engage and inspire people to take action forward achieving the goal. Toilets are important because access to a safe functional toilet has a positive impact on public health, human dignity and personal safety, especially for females sanitation system that do not have safely manage excreta allow the spread of diseases like soil transmitted diseases and water related diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, typhoid fever, dysentery, neglected tropical diseases among others.”

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