Ogun State Government has concluded plans to construct 1,300 public toilets across the state to eradicate open defecation.

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Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, made this known, yesterday, during a press conference at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.

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The commissioner, who bemoaned high incidence of open defecation in the state, particularly in the metropolis, said 500 public toilets would be built by the state in conjunction with a foreign agency, while 800 had been budgeted for in the 2020 financial year.

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According to him, open defecation had become a serious environmental issue in the state, pointing out the ministry would intensify efforts towards eradicating the environmental challenge.

Abudu-Balogun disclosed that investigation revealed that several houses in some sections of the state don’t have toilet facilities, which, according to him, had led to a high incidence of open defecation by the residents.

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He, however, said the state government, through the Ministry of Environment, would embark on monitoring and sanctioning of persons who defecate openly as well as homes that lack toilet facilities.

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Chukwuma Amaechihttp://evergreennewsonline.com
A Certified Senior Editor/Creative Writer @Evergreennewsonline Media, Graphic Designer, Chemical Engineer, & a Radical Entrepreneur

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