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The wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Tamunomini Olufunke Makinde has appealed to mothers on the need to properly dispose of used diapers, saying this is a way to end open defecation in the State.


The first lady gave the advice at an event organized to commemorate the 2023 World Toilet Day Celebration, themed, “Accelerating Change” which took place on the premises of the Ministry of Environment, Ibadan, the State capital.

She said health centers across the state need to tutor nursing mothers on the way in which diapers are being disposed of.

Mrs. Makinde called on health centers to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to make sure proper disposal techniques are used by the public, to avoid polluting the environment and posing a health hazard.

Also speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Environment, Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola reiterated the Oyo State Government’s commitment to tackle the sanitation crisis in the State.

The Commissioner, while highlighting the importance of, and the consequences of having parochial attitudes towards toilets in our society, also condemned the act of prevailing Open Defecation.

He hinted that maintaining proper sanitation and hygiene would promote health, enhance life longevity .

His words, “sanitation is not just about Toilets alone, it is about human health and dignity….the absence of proper sanitation, perpetuates a circle of diseases, environmental contamination of water sources, soil degradation and the release of pollution.

Mogbonjubola reaffirmed the commitment of the present administration, towards addressing sanitation practices in the State.

He assured that soon, the State would be open Defecation free as all hands are on deck to end the menace.

Mr. Mogbonjubola, called for collaborations from stakeholders, in the development and upgrading of sanitation facilities.


By oyonews

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