The Lagos State Government has pledged to end open defecation by the 2025.
This vow was made in line with the national programme tagged, Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet campaign.’
The state, through the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, said the target will be achieved through various initiatives.
According to a statement on Thursday by the ministry’s Director (Public Affairs), Kunle Adeshina, the commissioner made this known while addressing a South-West State Zonal Review Meeting on Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet campaign in Ikeja.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Service, Mr Omobolaji Gaji, the commissioner said the campaign was aimed at building a new culture of safe and sustainable sanitation.
“We initiated a four-point roadmap agenda viz Public Enlightenment and Communication, Regulation and Standardisation, bridging of Infrastructural Gaps and Monitoring, Evaluation and Enforcement to drive the state’s action.
“We have also initialised a Public-Private Partnership, Public Sector Participation and Corporate Social Responsibility plan in the provision of public toilets across the state in order to bridge the infrastructural deficit,” he explained.