United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Nigerian governments and community stakeholders to build toilets in both public and private schools, markets, motor parks, office complexes, public places, business and other commercial places to promote behavioural change among the people in the society.
It also suggested that national and state budgets must reflect the importance of toilets and water sources to the health of children and workforce while prioritizing investments in physical and human resources to scale up existing programmes targeting expansion of toilet and water services.
The Officer in Charge , UNICEF Chief of Maiduguri Office Field Office, Dr. Clement Adams stated this in Maiduguri during a media orientation programme.
He said “With this programme, I trust the media will take the urgency of the moment forward.
He assured that UNICEF would continue to work with the state governments and RUWASSA in the North East sub region of the country to promote the wellbeing of conflict affected people and safeguard the rights, life and good health of conflict affected children.
He said it is also important to take the issue of COVID-19 vaccination more seriously in the overall interest of the population to safeguard wellbeing of the people in communities.