As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2018 World Toilet Day, some development partners and coalition of civil societies have urged tiers of government to prioritize funding.
On Monday that prioritization of sanitation at all levels through the value chain of capturing safe disposal of faeces and improve budget allocations to the sector would go a long way to reduce spread of diseases.
A report “The Crisis in the Classroom”, WaterAid’s fourth-annual analysis of the world’s toilets, shows that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack of access to toilets at school and at home.
It highlights that one-in-five primary schools and one-in-eight secondary schools globally do not have any toilets.
Also, one-in-three of the world’s schools lack adequate toilets, compromising children’s human rights to sanitation and leaving them to either use dirty, unsafe pits, defecate in the open, or stay at home. Read more